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The Mexican wedding cookie is always popular at Christmas. These cookies are served at Mexican weddings as a dessert as well. They are kind of like shortbread and will melt in your mouth.Beat the softened butter, 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, the almond extract and the vanilla extract with mixer well. Add the all-purpose flour and continue mixing until a dough forms. Fold in the pecans with a spoon. Make into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes. (Mine are usually done in 15 minutes but ovens vary). Remove from oven and roll in the other 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. (I let mine cool and roll a second time which means you may need a little more sugar if you roll twice.) Makes about 36 cookies depending on size you make them. Enjoy! If you like this recipe, you might also like my recipe for Molasses Cookies. Be sure and PIN for later: © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder. Feel free to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest buttons below. You can PRINT by clicking on the printer icon below. It is the green square below with a printer inside the square right beside the twitter, Pinterest and Facebook icons.