Tyra Sanders Recipe

Pan de Polvo (Mexican cookies)

By Tyra Sanders SouthernDutchess

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Tyra's Story

These cookies are very delicate and crumble easy. I have been making these cookies for over 20 years.
I start getting requests before Thanksgiving.


2 lb
self-rising flour
1 lb
lard is best, crisco will do
3 Tbsp
cinnamon tea
1/2-1 lb
8 stick

Directions Step-By-Step

Combine flour and lard, (I use a pastry cutter) add Tablespoon of cinnamon tea (see below)until dough becomes clay-dough like. Approx. 3 Tablespoons… refrigerate dough.
In Food processor grind 8 cinnamon sticks with sugar until fine, cinnamon will be in bits. Place in a shallow, wide bowl or plate.
Roll out dough,between wax paper, cut with small round cookie cutter or medicine bottle cap, place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes at 375, (cookies should not brown).
Remove from cookie sheet and put in sugar/cinnamon very gently. Lightly coat cookies and gently place in a container. Cookies will melt in your mouth.
Cinnamon tea----boil 2 cinnamon sticks in 1 cup of water, or microwave for 2minutes in microwavable cup. Let cool before adding to flour/lard mixture.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Heirloom

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Dec 9, 2013 - Bobby Webb shared this recipe with discussion group: "EVERYTHING MEXICAN"