This Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie recipe is an easy version of the more traditional round, powdered cookies that are popular not just during the holidays, but at special occasions like weddings, showers, and christenings.
(See the traditional recipe and Mexican Wedding cookie trivia here.)
Sometimes called “Treasure Cookies,” these luscious little snowballs include miniature chocolate chips – the “treasure” inside the pure white exterior.
And the insides of the cookies are soft, rather than crumbly like shortbread – a tribute to brown sugar and less flour in the dough. Soft dough = easier to form into balls.
Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Bake time: 12-15 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies
½ cup butter, room temperature
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
½ cup miniature chocolate chips
Powdered sugar for coating
Special Baking Tips for this Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe
Softer dough means these cookies may spread a bit if it’s rolled into large balls. Be sure to keep cookie dough balls small when rolling them.
These cookies are soft after baking. Roll them in powdered sugar 3-6 at a time to make sure they don’t break up. They will get firm as they cool, but they need to be rolled with sugar while warm so sugar adheres to the surface.
See more easy molded cookies on our Molded Cookies Pinterest board.
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