Pecan Cookie Balls

These buttery melt-in-your mouth cookies are also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes. They make a great holiday gift or cookie exchange addition.

Serves: Makes 4 dozen or 24 (2 cookie) servings.
20 mins Prep time 15 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
15 mins Cook time
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat butter in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the sugar, vanilla, nutmeg and salt; beat until well blended. Stir in flour and pecans.

  • Shape into 1-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake 15 minutes. Remove from baking sheets. Immediately roll hot cookies in remaining 2 cups sugar. Place sugared cookies on wire racks to cool. When cool, roll again in sugar.

Cooking tip

Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Balls: Add 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cinnamon to the cookie dough, adding with the nutmeg. Add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon to the 2 cups confectioners' sugar for rolling.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 210Calories: 210Cholesterol: 20mg
  • Sodium: 69mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 14gFiber: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 19g