Mexican Wedding Cake Recipe

The Mexican wedding cake recipe also known as a Russian tea cake recipe are actually cookies.

They are a lovely addition to a pastry table or to give as favors to your guests.

My video shows the method to making these tasty little morsels. Also note that I multiplied it by two because I was making them to give away as Christmas gifts.

These scrumptious little cakes melt in your mouth. They are little butter and nut balls rolled in powdered sugar and can be piled high on a pastry table for your guests to enjoy.



Written Instructions For Mexican Wedding Cake Recipe =

Mexican wedding cakes

Makes 4 dozen

  • 1 cup soft butter
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the vanilla. Sift the flour and salt together and stir in. Mix in the nuts.

Chill the dough. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place 2 1/2 inches apart on an un-greased baking sheet. Bake until set, but not brown, in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

While still warm, roll in confectioners sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar once more.



For a Pastry Table

Makes 24 dozen or 288 little luscious cookies.

  • 6 cups soft butter
  • 3 cups confectioners sugar
  • 6 teaspoon vanilla or (3 Tablespoons)
  • 15 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoon salt
  • 4 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts or pecans


Other uses and names for this cookie

These cookies are also traditional Christmas treats and when made with pecans are sometimes called sandy tarts or pecan sandies. Cinnamon or any spice you like can be added to change it up a little.

There are countless versions of this famous cookie. Best of all they are really easy to make.

Happy Baking!

The original recipe that I have used forever is from an old recipe book called...
The "Country Innkeepers Cookbook" by Wilf and Lois Copping.


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