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Homemade Mexican Sugar Cookies (Polvorones)

Homemade, tasty Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies recipe. Easy steps, classic flavors. Perfect for baking enthusiasts.

Discovering the Delight of Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies

Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies, or Polvorones, are a delightful treat that perfectly encapsulates the sweet and comforting flavors of traditional Mexican baking.
These cookies are known for their crumbly texture and melt-in-your-mouth goodness, making them a favorite in many Mexican households.


Homemade Mexican Sugar Cookies (Polvorones)

Cooking method: Baking
Cuisine: Mexican
Courses: Dessert
Difficulty: beginner
Prep timeCook TimeRest TimeTotal Time
20 min 18 min 5 min 43 min
Servings: 10 person
Calories: 115kcal
Best season: all

The Charm of Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies

What makes Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies so special?
It’s all about the simplicity and the rich history behind them. These cookies are made from basic ingredients like flour, butter, powdered sugar, and a touch of vanilla and cinnamon.
The simplicity of the recipe allows the flavors to shine through, creating a cookie that is both comforting and delicious.

A Bit of History

The origins of Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies can be traced back to Spain. When Spanish settlers came to Mexico, they brought with them many culinary traditions, including their love for sweets. Over time, these recipes were adapted to include local ingredients and flavors, resulting in the unique and delicious cookies we enjoy today.
Polvorones are often enjoyed during celebrations and holidays, symbolizing joy and togetherness.

Homemade Mexican Sugar Cookies (Polvorones) Recipe
Perfect for baking enthusiasts.

Making Your Own Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies

Creating these cookies at home is a wonderful way to bring a taste of Mexican tradition into your kitchen. The process is simple and rewarding.
Start by creaming together butter and powdered sugar until fluffy. Then, mix in vanilla extract and dry ingredients like flour, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Roll the dough into small balls, flatten them, and bake until golden.

The result?

A batch of Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies that are perfect for sharing with family and friends. Whether you’re enjoying them with a cup of coffee or as a sweet end to a meal, these cookies are sure to bring a smile to your face.

In conclusion, Reposteria Mexican Sugar Cookies are more than just a treat—they are a piece of history and a testament to the rich culinary traditions of Mexico.
By making and enjoying these cookies, you are partaking in a tradition that has been passed down through generations, celebrating the sweet side of life.



  1. Preheat

    your oven to 175°C (350°F) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a large bowl, beat the unsalted butter and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy.

  3. Mix in the vanilla extract.

  4. Gradually add the all-purpose flour, ground cinnamon, and salt, mixing until the dough comes together.

  5. Shape the cookies

    Roll the dough into small balls or cubes, about the size of a walnut, and place them on the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 5 cm (2 inches) apart.

  6. Flatten each ball slightly with the bottom of a glass or your hand.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Enjoy, Good Appetite!

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