How To Throw A Ladies' Night Holiday Party + Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe

by Jillian Leslie on

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe

I was asked by Sauza to come up with ideas for hosting a Ladies' Night Holiday Party, incorporating Sauza Sparkling Margarita into the celebration. (Don't twist my arm!)

While the Sauza Sparkling Margarita comes in three flavors (Original Lime, Wild Berry, and Mango Peach) I wanted to use the Original Lime as my inspiration since I like my margaritas on the straight up traditional side, so my dessert of choice... Mexican cake cookies with lime zest!


I love the look of Mexican cake cookies. They remind me of little snowballs, perfect for a holiday party. Plus there's something about them that feels girly and dainty, don't you think?

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe

The lime zest in the cookies perfectly balanced the citrusy effervescence of the Sparkling Margarita.

The sparkling margarita is a nice alternative to champagne, especially if you're looking for a drink that feels a little more playful and unconventional. I could absolutely see my friends and I at a party, enjoying this sweet, smooth, tart cocktail.

To fancy it up, I recommend rubbing your champagne flutes in kosher salt and adding a wedge of lime to each glass.


Then to decorate the champagne flutes, I used the printable party circles from our "Oh what fun!" free holiday printable set. I just punched a hole in each one and tied them on with gold ribbon.

I also printed out the "Oh what fun!" welcome sign to decorate my table and to set the stage for the fun to come!

Free Christmas ladies night printable sign

The free printable set includes: a welcome sign, a banner, cupcake toppers, invitations,  gift tags, mini candy bar wrappers,  water bottle wrappers, menu cards, and straw flags.

Ladies Night Christmas free printables

And now for the cookies, which are super simple to make...



  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks) at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup of finely chopped walnuts
Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe


Put the room temperature butter in a mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer on high for about 2 minutes until it is light and fluffy. Beat in 1/2 cup powdered sugar (save the remaining to toss on the baked cookies).

Mix in the vanilla, cinnamon, salt and lime zest. Now add the flour, mixing in about 1/3 at a time. Last, fold in the finely chopped walnuts. You can use a food processor, or even just put them in a plastic bag and pound them with a meat tenderizer or rolling pin (that's what I did).

Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe

Cover the dough and chill for about 30 minutes. You can preheat the oven to 350 F while it chills.

Roll the dough into balls (about 2 tablespoons) and bake for 18-20 minutes, until they brown on the bottom, and just start to brown on the top. Let them cool for 15 minutes, and toss them in a bowl with 1 cup of powdered sugar.

Makes 2 dozen Prep time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Mexican Wedding Cake Cookie Recipe

Now if only this guy would show up at your Ladies' Night Party...

Sauza® Sparkling Margarita is our brand new, ready-to-serve sparkling margarita. It's available in three delicious flavors: Original Lime, Mango Peach and Wild Berry. Now you can add a little more sparkle to your ladies' night. Connect and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.


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1 comment

  • LAURA'S little PARTY

    LAURA'S little PARTY wrote:

    How fun! I've never made these cookies before. I can't wait to try your recipe. And a sparkling margarita?! This will definitely make an appearance at my next gathering! Cheers!