Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones)

Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones)


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


35 m servings 215 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • 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.


  • *1 stick Crisco(R) Butter Shortening Sticks can be substituted for 1 cup Crisco(R) Butter Shortening
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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 al...

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 ...

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 ...

Anything with powdered sugar on it is a hit in our house. I sometimes use extra vanilla for a richer taste.

I used 1 cup of margarine instead of shortening and used 1 cup of chocolate chips instead of walnuts. I LOVED how the recipe turned out. Oh, if the powdered sugar doesn't stick, put it in a plas...

We call these snowball cookies or snowballs and the are the same basic cookies. I don't have my recipe in front of me but off the top of my head it's relatively the same ingredients. These ar...

Now this is a cookie! Tasted absolutely fantastic. I used real butter instead of shortening and used one teaspoon of almond extract and one teaspoon of vanilla extract and it gave it a nice twis...

Love these , I change it up and add cinnamon to powder sugar and roll them in that . I also add fresh ground nutmeg maybe 1/8 tsp .

Have made these many times. Personal preference calls for pecans instead of walnuts. Great recipe!