Food Friday: Mexican Wedding Cakes






My brother’s favorite cookie was always the Mexican Wedding Cake.  They really aren’t Mexican or cake.  They are also known as Russian Tea Cakes.  Or by several other names around the world.  We always made them with walnuts but I have seen them made with pecans and other nuts as well.    They are cookies and they are good!!

Mexican Wedding Cakes


Finely chop 3/4 cup walnuts.



1 cup soft butter

1/2 cup sifted confectioner’s sugar

1 tsp vanilla

Sift together and stir in:

2 1/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp salt


Mix in:

3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Chill dough

Roll into 1 inch balls

Place 2 inches apart on un-greased baking sheet


Bake 10-12 minutes

Cook till set – lightly brown on the bottom

While still warm carefully roll in powdered sugar.

Cool and roll in sugar again.


  1. Did anyone mention cakes?!
    Oh, I see. Cookie things.
    In Germany we make something very similar at Christmas time, but with almonds instead of walnuts, and shaped like little half moons.

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