Wedding cookies or Mexican wedding cookies are delicious, buttery, crumbly pieces of heaven that are filled to the brim with aromatic toasted pecans and rolled in a snowy blizzard of powdered sugar. Thanks to the rich, buttery dough the cookies are so soft and fluffy, melting in your mouth with every bite. Once you take one bite you can not stop eating them. And they are loaded with crushed pecans making them truly irresistible.
The cookies have so many names, snowballs is one of them, because they look like ones. Most of the sweetness comes from the powdered sugar and it also gives them that signature snowy white look.
Since there is no eggs in the dough to bind everything together, the texture is more crumbly, melting-away rather than chewy. Very similar to that of shortbread.But the true super star of the cookies is the crushed nuts. They give the cookies the dominate nutty flavor that is simply addicting. Toasting the nuts is a must. It really intensifies the aroma giving the cookies the most intense, complex, deep flavor. It might seem fussy but it does make a huge difference in the taste. You can also completely omit the nuts of it is not your thing, The cookies will taste like delicious sugar- butter cookie balls.
Making the cookies is a breeze. With just a handful of simple ingredients like butter, sugar, vanilla extract and toasted, chopped nuts and just under 30 minutes you have an amazing treat suitable for any occasion on your plate. They are great to fill up a holiday cookie box for a wonderful gift.