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Mexican Polvorones (Wedding Cookies)

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Imagine a cookie with a crisp texture that melts in your mouth. That’s exactly what Mexican Polvorones are like.

They are so rich and buttery, yet crisp and delicate. These are the type of cookies that you can literally eat an entire batch by yourself and wonder where they all went. They’re literally that addictive. Plus, they are so easy to make!

Mexican polvorones stacked with the top cookie bitten

Why are they called Mexican wedding cookies/cakes?

Believe it or not, this recipe actually originates in Arabic countries. The cookies became extremely popular and have been made in many countries since their creation. At one time, the cookies were referred to as Russian tea cakes in the United States.

However, during the 1950s, the relationship between the two countries was strained due to the Cold War. It is speculated that the name changed during this time to be more widely known as Mexican wedding cookies.

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Are nuts sometimes added to Mexican Polvorones?

Yes. You can also add pecans to the recipe if you like. The original recipes from Arabic countries would have included nuts.

What should you serve with Mexican Polvorones?

These cookies are wonderful with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. Try pairing with a Mexican hot chocolate that has been spiced with cinnamon and cayenne for the perfect treat on a cold winter’s day.

What are the ingredients to make Mexican Polvorones?

To make this Mexican wedding cookies recipe you are going to need the following ingredients:

  • Butter
  • Confectioners’ sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Flour

How to make Mexican Polvorones

Now that you have gathered your ingredients, make Mexican Polvorones. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside. Parchment paper allows the cookies to brown perfectly on the bottom without overbaking.

Creamed butter with sugar in a white mixing bowl.

In a bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale in color. A handheld mixer will make this quick work.

Creamed sugar, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and flour in a white mixing bowl.

Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, and flour, and with the help of a spatula stir until incorporated. Never stir more than necessary or you risk overworking the flour.

In a small bowl combine the confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon.

Using a cookie scoop, shape 12 cookies. You can always double or triple this recipe if you need more than a dozen.

Coat the in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place in the baking sheet.

Take to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until done.

Cool completely on wire racks and serve.

Your Mexican Polvorones are ready to serve!

Mexican polvorones laying on wax paper.

Mexican Polvorones Recipe

Now that you know everything you need to know about how to make Mexican wedding cookies it is time to print the recipe.

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Mexican Polvorones (Wedding Cookies)

Mexican Polvorones (Wedding Cookies)

Yield: 12 Cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

Are you looking for a fun, festive recipe to make for your next party? Mexican polvorones (wedding cookies) are a must-try!

These sweet, crumbly cookies are easy to make and perfect for any celebration. Follow these simple steps to get started.​

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 Cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon
  • 1 Cup flour

For the coating:

  • 1/3 Cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 Tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
  2. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar until pale in color.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, and flour, and with the help of a spatula stir until incorporated.
  4. In a small bowl combine the confectioners’ sugar and cinnamon.
    Using a cookie scoop, shape 12 cookies.
  5. Coat the in the cinnamon-sugar mixture and place in the baking sheet.
  6. Take to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until done.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 61mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.

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