Spanish Polvorones Cookies/ Polvorones Espanoles

Spanish Polvorones Cookies/ Polvorones Espanoles Recipe

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Juliann Esquivel


This is the original Spanish version of the crumbly delicious cookie called Polvorones. It is very popular during the Christmas season in Spain. My mother-in-law, gave me this recipe. Her mother was from Spain and this was a traditional cookie baked for the holidays when she was growing up. I have no picture to post of these cookies but will be baking them for the holidays so I will post once I have baked them. Enjoy

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24 cookies
2 Hr 25 Min
25 Min


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2 1/4 c
lard or vegetable shortening such as crisco
1 1/4 c
2 c
confectioners sugar
3 c
whole raw almonds, ground finely
3 2/3 c
cups all purpose flour
1 tsp
almond extract
1 tsp
1 large
use a jumbo egg yolk if possible

How to Make Spanish Polvorones Cookies/ Polvorones Espanoles


  • 1Cut shortening into the granulated and powdered sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add the ground almonds, almond extract and cinnamon and mix well. Next mix in flour one cup at a time. Mixture will be crumbly and dry. You may want to use your hands as I do to mix together. As you add the last cup of flour your mixture will be very crumbly. Just mix all the ingredients very well.
  • 2Next beat the egg yolk and add to the mixture mix into the dough as well as possible. Refrigerate the dough for at least two or more hours.
  • 3After two hours or more divide the dough into four portions. Using a portion of the dough at a time, roll or form a rope 1 - 1 1/2 inches wide. Lay the rope on a cutting board and flatten the rope slightly. Slice the rope diagonally to make diamond -shaped cookies.
  • 4Preheat oven to 350 degrees 20 minutes before baking. Lay cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Allow them to cool on the cookies sheet for 5-10 minutes. They are very crumbly, So once cooled slightly, very carefully remove them using a spatula. Cookies are delicious and will melt in your mouth. Enjoy.
    I will be baking these for the holidays and will post my picture when I bake them.

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About Spanish Polvorones Cookies/ Polvorones Espanoles

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Spanish
Hashtags: #cookie, #Almond, #Spanish

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