Recipe Box: Mexican Wedding Cookies

If you’ve ever had a Mexican wedding cookie, then you probably know how melt-in-your-mouth delicious they are. Similar to shortbread but with cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground almonds mixed in, they are one of my very favorite baked treats. But what you may not know about these tasty morsels is that Mexican wedding cookies are almost as easy to make as simple chocolate chip cookies. So, to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the start of wedding season, I asked my baker friend Lauren Lowstan to share her recipe with everyone here on Follow along below if you’re looking for a yummy new dessert to serve…

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Makes 30


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar for coating
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch nutmeg
  • 1 cup ground almonds

Recipe Box: Mexican Wedding Cookies

Recipe Box: Mexican Wedding Cookies


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, salt, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ground almonds to form your dough. Roll into 1-inch balls.
  3. Bake for 8 minutes, until golden on the bottom.
  4. Let the cookies cool for a few minutes only, and then toss in the remaining ¾ cup powdered sugar. You want the cookies to still be warm, or the sugar will not stick.

Recipe Box: Mexican Wedding Cookies

Voila! Simple to make, but so delicious. For a real treat, serve with a cup of Mexican hot cocoa or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Have you ever had a Mexican wedding cookie? What’s your favorite type of cookie to bake?

Leave a comment below!

XO Lauren

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  • judith

    My mom called them Delight Bites, Snow Balls, Italian wedding cookies, Xmas cookies if used in her xmas tray. what ever the occasion …. Realllllly!!!! at 71, and still baking cookies ,I’m to old to be getting worked up about what a cookie is called. Life is good!!!!!!!!!!!!

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