Snow Kiss Cookies

Today’s post is part of the 2012 Homemade Holiday Treats event that myself and many other bloggers around blogland are participating in.  I’m sharing my recipe for Snow Kiss Cookies.  These cookies may be better known as Mexican Wedding Cookies.  I think they look like little snowballs that’s why I used the name Snow Kiss Cookies for this post.  
These happen to be one of my Mom’s favorite cookies.  I remember every year my Grandma {who is now almost 94} made these every Christmas for my Mom.  It’s been several years since my Grandma has been able to bake, so I thought it would be a nice surprise to both of them if I made them a batch. 
Here’s what you will need… 
–  2 Oz. Walnuts
–  2 Sticks unsalted butter
–  1/2 Cup Sugar
–  1/2 Tsp. Salt
–  1 Tsp. Vanilla
–  1 & 3/4 Cup Flour
–  Powdered Sugar for coating your cookies after they bake
Start by placing the walnuts on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and toast your walnuts at 350 degrees for about 5-10 minutes.  Until they are golden brown.  
Then let them cool.  Once they are cooled place them in a food processor and pulse until they are a fine chop, do not over process them or they will turn to paste.  You can also chop them by hand with a knife if you don’t have a food processor.
Next cream your butter, sugar, and salt together in a bowl.  Add your walnuts to the mix.  
Then add the flour and mix to combine.  Place your mixture on some plastic wrap and wrap it up and put it in the refrigerator to chill for 1 to 2 hours. 

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.  

Once the dough is chilled unwrap and begin scooping your cookies using a small scoop on to parchment lined cookie sheets.  

Bake for 10 minutes, take out and place on cooling racks.  Once cooled you can cover them in powdered sugar.  This recipe gave me 32 cookies.  

Now you can either place them in a storage tin or package them up to gift to a neighbor or friend.  I put some in this cute little can from Target’s dollar section.  I added a paper snowflake, some twine & ribbon and that was it.  All cute and ready to surprise my Mom & Grandma with.  
I hope you enjoy this recipe and all the other amazing sweet treat recipes from the other lovely ladies.  Happy Holidays!


  1. says

    My mom used to make these when I was a kid! I love the name snow kiss cookies and that can is adorable! I need to pick some up the next time I am at Target!

  2. says

    I LOVE these cookies but don’t think I have ever made them. I always keep an eye out for them at Christmas parties and what not. Well, I’m tired of waiting for someone else to make them so I’ve pinned your recipe. That’s going on my “to do” list for sometime in the next couple of weeks. Thanks! I hope your mom and grandma enjoyed them. That was sweet of you to make them for them.

  3. Anonymous says

    hi I loved this recipe, and more the way you´d decor the container.
    just one thing, did you forget to mention the vanilla on the directions?…


  4. says

    You have the most scrumptious cookie recipe! I’m hosting the ultimate holiday cookie recipe exchange extravaganza online at The Jenny Evolution and wanted to be sure to invite you. I hope you’ll link up and see if you’re highlighted later in the week ๐Ÿ™‚

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

    P.S. This series is sure to get a lot of attention as it’s going to be a week’s worth of cookies with FIVE different cookie round-us. So be sure to join!

  5. says

    I tried this recipe and it did’t work so well. There’s a very strange salty taste, and I’m not sure where it came from as I definitely used unsalted butter. It’s almost like it tastes like baking soda. Very strange. I’m a fan of Mexican wedding cookies though, so I’ll keep my eye out for similar recipes.


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