Polvorones Cookies Recipe

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Polvorones are a traditional Spanish recipe that is super easy and only uses a handful of ingredients. The end result is incredibly decadent. These cookies almost melt in your mouth when you eat them

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What is polvorones?

Polvorones are a light airy cookie that is also known as the Mexican or Danish wedding cookie. Lots of nuts and lots of butter. These cookies have a little bit of sugar in the dough, but are then dusted or rolled in powdered sugar once baked and cooled. You can use almonds, walnuts, pecans or hazelnuts in this delicious butter cookie.

What does Polvorones mean?

Adapted from the word polvo, polvorones or polvorons translates into dust or powder. This refers to the powdered sugar that the cookies are coated in.

How long do polvorones last in the refrigerator?

You do not want to store polvorones in the refrigerator. They should be kept in a cool, dry place. Store them in an airtight container.

The cookies can be made up to two days ahead of time. Trust me, you will not have to worry about these cookies being stored for long periods. You’ll need to worry more about whether or not you made enough.

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Can you freeze polvorones?

Yes. You want to allow the cookies to cool completely and then place in a freezer container, separate the layers. Do not overcrowd or the cookies may break when you put the lid on.

What are the ingredients to make Polvorones?

To make this polvorones recipe you are going to need the following ingredients.

  • Flour
  • Blanched almonds
  • Butter
  • Confectioner’s sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon

How to make polvorones

Now that you have gathered your ingredients it is time to make polvorones. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

The almonds and flour first need to be finely ground in a food processor. Do this using the pulse button until incorporated. Set aside.

Beat the butter and powdered sugar together and then add the vanilla extract and cinnamon. Continue beating the ingredients until fluffy. Add the flour and mix until just incorporated.

Shape the dough into balls using a spoon and place on a cookie sheet. Refrigerator for one hour before baking.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once preheated, place the cookies in the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown at the edges.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar.

Your polvorones are ready to serve!

Polvorones Recipe

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Polvorones Recipe

Polvorones Recipe

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

If you are looking for a delicious, traditional Spanish cookie recipe, look no further than the polvorones. This recipe is easy to follow and yields cookies that are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. Plus, they are perfect for any occasion! Give this recipe a try today!


  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 Cup blanched almonds
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tsp cinnamon


  1. Add the almonds and flour to a food processor and pulse until finely ground and incorporated. Set aside.
  2. In a bowl beat butter and powdered sugar together. Add the vanilla and cinnamon and continue mixing until fluffy. Add the flour mix and beat until just incorporated.
  3. With the help of a spoon shape small balls and take to a baking pan. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Take the cookies to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until golden in the corners.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 4g

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

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