Jessica Dee

Home baker. Dessert & Mexican bread maker.

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican wedding cookies

Galletas de Nuez. Buttery pecan shortbread cookies with sprinkles.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 36 cookies


  • 1 large cookie sheet
  • 1 small cookie scooper about 1 TBS


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 320 g all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles


  • Mix butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and almond extract.
    Once incorporated, add flour and salt. Mix for 2 minutes.
    At low speed, add pecan and sprinkes.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
    Scoop out cookie dough, roll and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
    Bake 10-12 minutes
    Let cookies cool for a few minutes. Roll cookies in powdered sugar.


You don’t have to add sprinkles, you can just add extra nuts. 
Don’t roll hot cookies in powdered sugar, it will melt. 
Keyword cookies, mexican wedding cookies, pan dulce

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