McCormick® Pecan Cookie Balls Recipe -
McCormick(R) Pecan Cookie Balls Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

McCormick® Pecan Cookie Balls

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"These buttery melt-in-your mouth cookies are also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes. They make a great holiday gift or cookie exchange addition."

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Original recipe makes 24 (2 cookie) servings Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; beat until well blended. Stir in flour and pecans.
  2. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets. Immediately roll hot cookies in remaining 2 cups sugar. Place sugared cookies on wire racks to cool. When cool, roll again in sugar.
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  • PREP 20 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 35 mins

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Jan 03, 2012

Made these many times for my holiday cookie tray and they are always well received.

Dec 19, 2011

I'm rating a 3 for now as I have not used this recipe yet. I lost my recipe for Mexican Wedding Cookies and have been looking for a replacement. This is the closest, minus the addition of Nutmeg. I will not be using it in my cookies as I never have and they're awesome without it! I would also suggest a cooking time of 10-12min. 15min does seem a little long.


7 Ratings

Dec 12, 2011

The nutmeg was very overpowering. I even removed them from the oven two minutes early, and they were still overdone.

Mar 25, 2012

Always love these for christmas!

Dec 24, 2011

Fantastic recipe! Made them for our family Christmas and everybody raved about them!


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  • Calories
  • 221 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 22.3 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 14.3 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 67 mg
  • 3%

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

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