Polvorones is Spanish for "dust" since the these cookies are dusted generously with a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon( which is Canela in Spanish), to match the bride's dress in a Mexican Wedding. They are mounded in the shape of a pyramid at the reception to make a beautiful center piece.


"All the little balls are carefully stacked into a tower as high as someone can reach.With all the dressed-up people hugging and rushing over to see relatives, the table is always jostled and the tower of cookies inevitably falls over, the balls rolling across the tablecloth.It doesnt matter.Each guest has a few polvorones with glass of liqueur or a glass of Mexican Chocolate and the celebration continues for hours" -- Miguel Ravago's in the Great American Bake Sale Book


I love his recipe and they make great snacks.I have reduced the recipe's qty to make about 20 pieces.

Here is one recipe where I love the inclusion of Pecans which makes it a slurpilicious (now I have started inventing words!)treat. Polvorones is Spanish for "dust" since the these cookies are dusted generously with a mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon( which is Canela in Spanish), to match the bride's dress in a Mexican Wedding. They are mounded in the shape of a pyramid at the reception to make a beautiful center piece. "All the little balls are carefully stacked into a tower as high as someone can reach.With all the dressed-up people hugging and rushing over to see relatives, the table is always jostled and the tower of cookies inevitably falls over, the balls rolling across the tablecloth.It doesnt matter.Each guest has a few polvorones with glass of liqueur or a glass of Mexican Chocolate and the celebration continues for hours" -- Miguel Ravago's in the Great American Bake Sale Book I love his recipe and they make great snackers.I have reduced the recipe's qty to make about 20 pieces.
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  • Yields: Makes 9-12 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup Powdered sugar,sifted
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup ground pecans
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Method
1.

IN a bowl, beat the butter till creamy

2.

Add 1/2 cup of sugar and vanilla and mix till all get combined and creamy.

3.

Add the ground pecans and the flour little by little and mix till combined. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate till firm ( approx 1-2 hrs)

4.

Preheat Oven to 345F.Form the dough into small rounds abt 3/4 inch balls. PLace the balls 1 inch apart on an ungreased baking sheet.Place the sheet in the oven and bake for 15 min till the edges turn brown. Then combine remaining sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Dust them on the cookie while warm and then cool them in a wire rack.

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17 Comments

By Davinder pal singh on Nov 27, 2014

I have not made but i am planning to enter food business thats why i am studing i wiill be thankful if keep on sending your recipes

By Madhuram on Apr 3, 2008

This looks really easy. Thanks for the recipe DK. I'll add to my list of eggless recipes.

By arundati on Apr 2, 2008

i love the step by step pics.....the cookies look fab!!

By Cooking Station on Apr 2, 2008

woow..I am all drooling over your cookies. RCI(Regional Cuisine of India) event on my blog is open to all, I will be hosting it everytime coz it was started for our Indian women's club in Singapore. This month theme is Punjab and dateline is 30April. You are welcome to participate.

By Siri on Apr 2, 2008

Love the way to create and recreate *names* to ordinary recipes. How in the world could you say Mexican Wedding Cookies as - 'Polvorones Con Canela'.. seriously u r impossible. the cookies looks choo cute and lovely.. mmm crunchy too!..

Siri

By Saswati on Apr 2, 2008

hey Dk the cookies look wonderful...love your pictorial step by step explanations:)

By Sia on Apr 2, 2008

u r seriously into RSVP series right? each and every nut creation by u(another nut;) is really cool:)

By Jayashree on Apr 2, 2008

Looks beautiful.....

By easycrafts on Apr 1, 2008

Lovely color of the cookies

By Raaga on Apr 1, 2008

These look beautiful

By A-kay on Apr 1, 2008

Looks awesome - i am definitely trying this.

By Nags on Apr 1, 2008

such perfect shape!

By Lavi on Apr 1, 2008

Cookies are perfect..Divya. Nice try

By Hima on Apr 1, 2008

Cookies are looking great dhivya.

By Divya Vikram on Apr 1, 2008

Wow..the cookies look too good..The sugar dusting looks tempting

By Kalai on Apr 1, 2008

Nice twist on these cookies! I've made these without the cinnamon, but I love the idea of these especially with Mexican hot chocolate!! :)

By Uma on Apr 1, 2008

Wow, simply delicious. Awesome pictures.