Mexican Butter Pecan Wedding Cookies

Mexican Butter Pecan Wedding Cookies

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About this recipe: These small biscuits don't look like much but they taste fabulous. These are virtually the same as the Greek biscuits 'Kourambiedes' but these biscuits have pecans.


Serves: 30 

  • 225g butter
  • 55g icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon good quality vanilla essence
  • 280g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 100g chopped pecans
  • extra icing sugar for rolling

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Heat the oven to 160 degrees C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Cream the butter and 55g icing sugar together. Add the vanilla essence and mix.
  3. Sift the flour and salt together, stir in the chopped pecans, then add this to the creamed mixture and stir. The mixture will be stiff.
  4. Roll the dough into small balls - approx 3cm in diameter.
  5. Place the balls of dough on the lined baking tray (do not flatten). Bake for approximately 10 minutes till light golden brown in colour.
  6. Leave to cool for 1 minute then roll in the icing sugar. Take care not to burn your fingers.

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