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Genevieve’s Traditional Christmas Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

Genevieve’s Traditional Christmas Mexican Wedding Cookies Recipe

Genevieve makes these cookies every holiday for as long as she can remember. Her recipe is slightly different than most; she uses more salt and a lot more nuts.


  • 8 oz butter, soft
  • 2.2 oz powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 oz ground pecans
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 8 oz AP flour


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In mixing bowl, use creaming method to mix butter and powdered sugar together until fluffy.  Mix in vanilla extract and ground pecans.  In a small bowl, whisk together flour and salt.  Mix flour mixture carefully.  Do not overmix.  Roll into balls and chill on cookie sheet.

Place cookie sheet in oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown. Let cookies cool, and enjoy!


  • For a denser cookie (like Chef Ori likes), cream the butter for a minute. For a lighter, aerier version (like Genevieve prefers), cream the butter for 4-5 minutes
  • These cookies are not too sweet. They are perfect to eat with a tea or coffee in the afternoon, or for breakfast when Ori likes to have them

Happy Holidays! xoxo

the Bestia Team

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