Canicas de Nuez "Marble Nut Cookies" Recipe

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These cookies are from Mexico, and they are a recipe from my aunt. They are small marbled sized pecan cookies covered in powdered sugar that just melt in your mouth! They are fairly easy to make, and are a good way for the younger ones to get involved. Great as a gift too!

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  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 tsp. of salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • powdered sugar to garnish


  1. In a large bowl, incorporate the flour, salt, and sugar.
  2. Slowly add the butter, which should be at room temperature. Use your hands to mix in the butter. The consistency that is needed is similar to that of a pie crust.
  3. Once the butter is fully incorporated in the dry ingredients, mix in the finely chopped pecans and stir with your hand.
  4. Now make large marble sized cookies with the palm of your hands and place them on a greased pan and bake them at 350 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.
  5. Immediately after taking the cookies out of the oven, sprinkle them with sifted powdered sugar.
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  • Carlos Faz
    July 28, 2008
    • Barbara
      December 24, 2010
      I finally found my grandmother's recipe.. getting all the ingredients together to make today...I knew the ingredients that it takes to make it just that my grandmother always used her eyes for measurements I needed the actual because I tried so many times with my eyes as measurements and it did not come out like hers... thanks a million times now I can pass it down in my family....
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


      • Jodi Sue McDaniel
        February 1, 2009
        man if I could eat this cookie all of the batch would be gone in less than one day it makes my mouth water just looking at the picture. But I have to watch what and how much I eat.

        sincerely Jodi

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