Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones)37 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 15 min
- Ready In: 35 min
“These Mexican Wedding Cookies with chopped walnuts are a sweet treat for any occasion!” - by Crisco Baking Sticks®
Original recipe yields 4 -dozen cookies
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Combine shortening, 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer; beat on medium speed until well blended.
- 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.
- 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.
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 215 cal
- 14.4 g
- 19.5 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (37)Rate This Recipe
"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..." See more 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 wa..." See morerm. 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..." See more 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!"
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