Sometimes you want just a little something to satisfy your sweet tooth, and Mexican Wedding Cookies (also known as Russian Tea Cakes, Snowballs, and Italian Wedding Cookies) do just that.  They are a simple nut based cookie scooped into 1 inch balls and baked, then rolled in powdered sugar.  For Christmas, we incorporated the flavors of  winter by blending in maple syrup and pumpkin spice.  It’s a lot of flavor packed into a small cookie, and we hope you enjoy!


Pumpkin Spice Wedding Cookies

Yield: 2 1/2 Dozen



1 C Butter

2 t Vanilla

1/3 C Powdered Sugar

2 1/4 C AP Flour

1 C Finely chopped walnuts or pecans

1 1/2 t Nutmeg

1 t Cloves

1 T + 1 t Cinnamon

1 T Maple Syrup

More powdered sugar for garnish



Whip the butter and sugar together, then add the vanilla and maple syrup and mix well.  Add the nuts, flour, and spices.  Scoop into 1 inch balls and bake at 300 degrees for 25 minutes.

As soon as they are removed from the oven, toss each in powdered sugar, then put aside to cool.  Once the cookies are completely cooled, tons them again in the powdered sugar to get an even coating.