Mexican Wedding Cookies With Cinnamon Sugar Recipe

Contrary to the name, you don’t only make Mexican wedding cookies with cinnamon sugar for weddings, but for all celebrations! These small and yet, tough cookies are delicious and hard to put down. If you are interested in making Mexican cinnamon cookies, you are in the right place!

This step-by-step recipe is easy to follow and lists out all the ingredients you need. Like most cookies, these Mexican wedding cookies are quick to prepare and bake. The instructions are simplified and go through the entire process, including how to prepare, shape, and bake Mexican wedding cookies with cinnamon sugar.

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What Are Mexican Wedding Cookies?

The actual origin of Mexican wedding cookies is in the Middle East, although it is especially popular in Mexico. Spain brought over these delectable cookies to Mexico in the early 1500s, where people still consume them today. While the name implies that these delectable treats are only for weddings, this is not true.

Actually, you can treat yourself to Mexican wedding cooking with cinnamon sugar anytime you would like. They are especially popular as a breakfast item. In the morning, the best thing to do is to dip your Mexican wedding cookies into some warm and light coffee.

The taste is what most people love about this small desert. Mexican wedding cookies mainly taste like cinnamon and are quite similar to hojarascas, another Mexican treat that is easy and fulfilling to bake. Hojarascas are shortbread cookies that you can roll and shape however you want. 

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What You Will Need To Make Mexican Wedding Cookies With Cinnamon Sugar

Ingredients

  • 1 Brown Egg Separated
  • 1/2 Cup of Softened Butter (Room Temperature)
  • 1 Cup of Lard

For this step, if you prefer vegetable shortening, you can also substitute lard for it. You use lard in this recipe to give the cookies texture and its delicious toughness.

  • 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp. on Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar

While I personally prefer using brown sugar in this recipe, it can be swapped out for white sugar or sweeteners. Brown sugar, however, pairs best with cinnamon.

  • 1/4 tsp of Salt

Equipment

  • 2 Bowls
  • 1 Hand Mixer

If you don’t own a hand mixer, that’s ok! The next best thing is a whisk.

  • A Cookie Pan for the Oven
  • Measuring Cups
  • A Rolling Pin

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1: Preheat Your Oven

Gather all ingredients and equipment before moving to this step. The first step to baking tasty and great-looking Mexican cookies is to pre-heat your oven to a minimum of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Pre-grease your pan using the softened butter to prevent sticking.

Step 2: Place the Dry Ingredients Together

Using one of the bowls gathered in the first step, pour all the dry ingredients into one bowl. This bowl should be large enough that when you whisk the ingredients together, none of the dry powders escape from the sides of the bowl. The mixture should then be mixed using the hand mixer or whisk. Put aside the dry ingredients

Step 3: Place the Wet Ingredients Together

During this step, you will pour the wet ingredients into a separate bowl to mix thoroughly. Using the hand mixer, move the mixer in circular motions throughout the bowl. This way, all of the liquid ingredients mix well together. If you leave any wet ingredients, like eggs, then your Mexican wedding cookies may not turn out as smooth as you would like.

Step 4: Put the Wet and Dry Ingredients Together

After you have separated and mixed both types of ingredients, it is time to place them together. Set the dry bowl in front of you. Slowly pour in the wet mixture and begin stirring the ingredients using the hand mixer or whisk.

The ingredients, within two minutes, should smoothen to a cookie dough consistency. It should not be pure liquid as that makes it difficult to role out.

Step 5: Role Out the Dough on a Clean Counter

Using leftover flour from baking, rub it all over a clean counter in your home. The flour will make it easier for the dough to roll out and shape. Take all the dough and role it on the counter with your pin, flattening any bubbles and thick spots.

Afterward, role it into a snake figure and cut the dough with your hands into sections that are 2 inches in width. Role them in your hands to create a ball shape as much as possible. Have fun though!

Step 6: Place the Cookies in the Oven to Bake

Once the dough is rolled out and cut, place the cookie dough onto your lightly greased cookie sheet. The cookies should be at least 2 inches apart from each other as they can expand in the oven. Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on your oven.

Tips and Tricks

 hojarascas

Cookies, thankfully, are one of the easiest desserts to bake at home! While this is the case, there are some tips and tricks I can share with you to make the process easier. For instance, when rolling out your dough, to limit stickiness, you should also flour your own hand. This makes it easier to grab the dough and roll it into the shape you would like.

For sweet tooth lovers that want extra sugar sprinkled on top, you can also mix brown sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle it onto the finished cookies. Not only is the smell intoxicating, but the taste is wonderful.

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Servings And Preparation Time

Cook Time

Preparation Time

Serving Size

8-12 Minutes

15

12

After following these detailed and yet simple steps, you should have some delicious Mexican wedding cookies mixed and topped with cinnamon sugar. The important thing to remember is to enjoy yourself and bake out of joy! These cookies are meant to be shared, and others will appreciate having a taste of the warm cinnamon delights.

What do you think about this recipe? Do you like it? If you have any thoughts, please list them below in the comments. We would love to hear from you! Also, share this recipe with your friends and family if you found it useful!

Mexican Wedding Cookies with Cinnamon Sugar

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The taste is what most people love about this small desert. Mexican wedding cookies mainly taste like cinnamon and are quite similar to hojarascas, another Mexican treat that is easy and fulfilling to bake. Hojarascas are shortbread cookies that you can roll and shape however you want. 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12

Equipment

  • 2 Bowls
  • 1 Hand Mixer
  • If you don't own a hand mixer, that's ok! The next best thing is a whisk.
  • A Cookie Pan for the Oven
  • Measuring Cups
  • A Rolling Pin

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Brown Egg Separated
  • 1/2 Cup of Softened Butter Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup of Lard

For this step, if you prefer vegetable shortening, you can also substitute lard for it. You use lard in this recipe to give the cookies texture and its delicious toughness.

  • 2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 tbsp. on Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar

While I personally prefer using brown sugar in this recipe it can be swapped out for white sugar or sweeteners. Brown sugar, however, pairs best with cinnamon.

  • 1/4 tsp of Salt

Instructions
 

  • Gather all ingredients and equipment before moving to this step. The first step to baking tasty and great-looking Mexican cookies is to pre-heat your oven to a minimum of 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Pre-grease your pan using the softened butter to prevent sticking.
  • Using one of the bowls gathered in the first step, pour all the dry ingredients into one bowl. This bowl should be large enough that when you whisk the ingredients together, none of the dry powders escape from the sides of the bowl. The mixture should then be mixed using the hand mixer or whisk. Put aside the dry ingredients
  • During this step, you will pour the wet ingredients into a separate bowl to mix thoroughly. Using the hand mixer, move the mixer in circular motions throughout the bowl. This way, all of the liquid ingredients mix well together. If you leave any wet ingredients, like eggs, then your Mexican wedding cookies may not turn out as smooth as you would like.
  • After you have separated and mixed both types of ingredients, it is time to place them together. Set the dry bowl in front of you. Slowly pour in the wet mixture and begin stirring the ingredients using the hand mixer or whisk.
  • The ingredients, within two minutes, should smoothen to a cookie dough consistency. It should not be pure liquid as that makes it difficult to role out.
  • Using leftover flour from baking, rub it all over a clean counter in your home. The flour will make it easier for the dough to roll out and shape. Take all the dough and role it on the counter with your pin, flattening any bubbles and thick spots.
  • Afterward, role it into a snake figure and cut the dough with your hands into sections that are 2 inches in width. Role them in your hands to create a ball shape as much as possible. Have fun though!
  • Once the dough is rolled out and cut, place the cookie dough onto your lightly greased cookie sheet. The cookies should be at least 2 inches apart from each other as they can expand in the oven. Bake for 8-12 minutes, depending on your oven.

Notes

Tips and Tricks

Cookies, thankfully, are one of the easiest desserts to bake at home! While this is the case, there are some tips and tricks I can share with you to make the process easier. For instance, when rolling out your dough, to limit stickiness, you
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