Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones)

Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones)

Crisco Baking Sticks(R) 0

"These Mexican Wedding Cookies with chopped walnuts are a sweet treat for any occasion!"

Ingredients 35 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 215 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 215 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 14.4 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.5g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 39 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine shortening, 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer; beat on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Add to creamed mixture; mix well. Stir in walnuts; mix well. Roll dough into walnut-size balls; place on ungreased baking sheets about 1 12 inches apart.
  4. Bake 15 minutes or until edges begin to brown slightly. Cool on baking sheets until cool enough to handle, but still warm. While still warm, roll in remaining 1 cup powdered sugar; place on cooling racks to cool completely.
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  1. 49 Ratings


I was so excited to see "Mexican Wedding Cookies" here as they are a family favorite at Christmas. However, this recipe calls for shortening?!?! My mother, grandmother and great-grandmother all used real butter. So, I made a half batch as written with the butter-flavor shortening and a batch with real butter. . . sooo much better with butter! The shortening cookies tasted a bit, well, store-bought. Other slight alterations with the butter recipe: heaping 1/2 cup powdered sugar in the dough, 2 1/4 cups flour and only 1 cup nuts. The rest was the same. These are my hubby's favorite Christmas cookie!


This is my all-time favorite Christmas cookie recipe. But real butter is the only way to go. And use pecans. Carefully roll the delicate cookies in a ziploc filled with powdered sugar when they are warm. A second dip is always nice too because sometimes the sugar kinda soaks in the first time around. Melt in your mouth delish!


This recipe was FANTASTIC...the only modification I made was I also added 1/2 tsp of almond extract...we have been buying store bought wedding cookies around the holidays for years and I wasn't sure I would find a recipe just like them. This is just as good if not better, rave reviews from all my family that ate the cookies. Another great thing was I used gluten-free flour, so now everyone can enjoy!