Mexican Pecan Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mexican Pecan Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Mexican Pecan Cookies

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"This is the best recipe I've tried for the cookies usually called 'Mexican wedding cookies'. These just kind of melt in your mouth with no need to chew on them. The pecan taste is incredible. They are a must for every Christmas reunion with my family."

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Original recipe makes 7 1/2 dozen cookies Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Mash together the flour, butter, pecans, and 1/4 cup of confectioners' sugar in a bowl until the mixture is thoroughly combined and forms a soft dough. Pinch off about 2 teaspoons of dough per cookie, and roll into 3/4-inch balls. Place the balls on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the bottoms of the cookies are lightly golden brown but the tops are still pale, 8 to 12 minutes.
  4. Let the cookies cool completely, then roll in remaining confectioners' sugar.
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  • PREP 30 mins
  • COOK 10 mins
  • READY IN 40 mins
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 24, 2010

This is just like the recipe I have used for years. Many variations can be done, one of which is tinting the dough with colors to match the the holiday or season. this is a must try recipe!!!!!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 20, 2010

Disappointed. These cookies crumbled too easily. I lost at least 60% before every being able to serve them. Also, need to be careful with the size. Make sure the balls are no bigger than a quarter or they taste too floury.

 

12 Ratings

Nov 30, 2010

These were a huge hit. Yes they are nutty and buttery. So if that doesn't suit you these are not for you! :) I also rolled them in confec. sugar about 2 - 3 minutes out of the oven. This made the sugar melt onto the cookie which made them sweeter. Very good.

 
Dec 14, 2010

These are also traditional cookies in my family, too. I had lost the recipe and couldn't find it--so glad to find it here. Thanks so much!

 
Jun 01, 2010

yummmmmy. This recipe is so simple and so delicious. My 4 year old made them with me and they came out perfect. I halved the recipe since I thought that 90 seemed like a lot but I was wrong. They are pop in your mouth good and were a huge hit for all ages. Loved using only 4 ingredients.

 
Dec 14, 2010

I live overseas so I cannot get typical ingredients. I made a very modified version...Used 1/2 butter, 1/2 shortening and almonds that I ground very fine. Still YUMMY!

 
Dec 22, 2010

These tasted wonderful and looked pretty too.

 
Jun 17, 2010

These are pretty good but I think they taste a bit too "floury"

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.5 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 29 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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