Recipe By Bernie
Published Aug 20th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 207.3

Delicious nutty cookies that are rolled in powdered sugar. These are perfect for any special occasion.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons water
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped almonds
  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Stir in vanilla and water. Add the flour and almonds, mix until blended. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
  2. 2 Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. 3 Shape dough into balls or crescents. Place on an unprepared cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from pan to cool on wire racks. When cookies are cool, roll in confectioners' sugar. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 207.3
  • Carbohydrate 20.6 g
  • Cholesterol 27.1 mg
  • Fat 13 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 2.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.7 g
  • Sodium 73 mg
  • Sugar 9.2 g


  1. This was a great recipe! I did use chopped walnuts in place of the suggested nuts because I prefer a softer nut with these cookies I also used powder sugar in place of granulated because it does give it more of a "melt in your mouth" texture. Other than that it is a keeper in - Read more ...
  2. I couldn't get the powdered sugar to stick to the cookies after they had cooled...might try rolling them while still slightly warm.
  3. my first recipe from and it was great! i only gave it 4 stars because i made the following changes:chopped pecans instead of almonds 1/2 cup confectioners sugar instead of granulated and i didn't chill the dough for 3 hours. everyone raved about how tastey these cookies were!
  4. I made this recipe for a Spanish project for the whole class. It turned out bsolutely amazing and everyone loved them. They're best if you put a ton of powdered sugar on them. They are also very easy to make. I have never baked in my life and they turned out great! It's a great - Read more ...
  5. These cookies were simple to make and would be simple enough for a child to make (w/ adult supervision). Commonly known as Russian Tea Cakes they are also referred to as Mexican Wedding cookies. I made the batch twice -once following the recipe the second making some subtle changes. Here are the changes I made. - Read more ...
  6. I made a few change to this recipe as well. I have made Mexican Wedding Cookies for more than half my life. It was taught to me by my Auntie Nacia when I was in high school. I use powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar. I have used one teaspoon vanilla extract, real not imitation, - Read more ...
  7. This was my first shot at making wedding cookies. Although I used pecans instead of almond, these were/are excellent!! I even received raved review from the girls I work with. Thank you for such a yummy recipe. I have to say that I have had wedding cookies in the past that were awful. This is - Read more ...
  8. These are great cookies; however I made a few changes. I used confectioners' sugar instead of granulated white sugar sifted the flour and used pecans instead of almonds. They are like pecan sandies in confectioners' sugar. I made them for my christmas cookie tins. I made them ball shaped and called them snowballs when anyone - Read more ...
  9. I love this cookie recipe. It is quick and simple, and great for any occasion. I used 3/4 c. chopped pecans (the small package of chopped pecans found in the cake mix aisle at the grocery store) instead of almonds. I only chilled my cookie dough 1 1/2 hrs. They were delicious! They had great - Read more ...

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