Mexican Sugar Cookies Polvorones

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Recipe: #37028

May 24, 2021


Original is 25 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (35.6 g)
  • Calories 175.5
  • Total Fat - 10.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 19.5 mg
  • Sodium - 111.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 19.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.5 g
  • Sugars - 12.2 g
  • Protein - 1.7 g
  • Calcium - 9.7 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2

Cream butter

Step 3

Add sugar cream

Step 4

Add vanilla

Step 5

Add dry ingredients and nuts

Step 6

Roll into 1 inch log

Step 7

Cut into coins

Step 8

Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until golden about 10 minutes

Step 9

Roll into cinnamon sugar


No special items needed.

Editorial Notes

The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.

  • For best results, use fresh butter and pecans for the recipe.
  • Be sure to sift the confectioner sugar before adding it to the butter.

  • Instead of butter, use coconut oil. This substitution will make the cookies vegan and dairy-free, while still providing the same texture.
  • Instead of pecans, use walnuts. This will add a different flavor to the cookies while still providing the same crunchiness.

Lemon-Vanilla Polvorones Replace the cinnamon in the dredge with the zest of one lemon and add an additional teaspoon of vanilla extract to the creamed butter.

Mexican Rice: This is a classic side dish to serve with Mexican Sugar Cookies Polvorones. The fluffy, subtly spiced rice pairs perfectly with the sweet and nutty cookies, creating a delicious and balanced meal.

Black Beans: Black beans are a great accompaniment to Mexican Rice and Mexican Sugar Cookies Polvorones. The creamy, slightly sweet flavor of the beans contrasts nicely with the savory rice, and the nutty sweetness of the cookies. Plus, the beans provide extra protein and fiber for a balanced meal.


Q: How long do I need to bake the cookies?

A: Bake the cookies on ungreased cookie sheets until golden, about 10 minutes.

Q: What temperature should I bake the cookies?

A: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit before baking the cookies.

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Fun facts:

The traditional Mexican Sugar Cookies Polvorones recipe is said to have originated in the 16th century, when Spanish conquistadors brought the recipe to Mexico.

The famous Mexican singer and actress, Thalia, has her own version of the Mexican Sugar Cookies Polvorones recipe, which she published in her cookbook "Thalia's Kitchen".