Gammy's Mexican Wedding Cookies

Serves: 2 1/2 dozen     |     Prep: 10 min     |     Cook: 10 min     |     Ready: 30 min


1 3/4 c. all purpose flour, plus more for
     dusting hands
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 c. confectioner’s sugar, plus more
     for coating baked cookies
1 c. at room temperature butter
1 c. chopped into very small pieces



My Mom has made this for
years. I even remember one
time she made them for a
shower Christine and I were
hosting that Mom wasn’t even attending. That’s Gammy for
you. They are so perfect that
there is no way you can stop
at eating just one.


Preheat the oven to 275 °F.

Line cookies sheets with parchment paper. Using an electric mixer at low speed, cream the butter and confectioner’s sugar at low speed until smooth. Beat in the vanilla. At low speed gradually add the flour. Mix in the pecans with a spatula. With floured hands, take out about 1 tablespoon of dough and shape into a crescent. Continue to dust hands with flour as you make more cookies. Place onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 40 minutes. Roll in additional confectioner’s sugar while still warm. Cool completed, on wire racks. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.