Mexican Wedding Cookies

These Mexican Wedding Cookies (Russian Tea Cakes) also make an appearance during the holiday season at our house.

Mexican Wedding Cookies


  • 3/4 cup ground nutmeats*
  • 1 cup butter (1/2 Crisco®)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

* I use walnuts.


  1. Mix and form into balls the size of walnuts.
  2. Bake at 300 degrees F for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. While hot, roll in confectioners' sugar.
  4. When cool, the balls may be rolled again in confectioners' sugar, if desired.

From the Family Recipes Collection of Linda Jolly and Lisa Stephens.