Mexican walnut cookies (Polvorones). Recipe
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Mary Soco -
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Ingredientes / Ingredients
  • 180 grams of unsalted softened butter
  • 75 grams of sugar
  • 300 grams of flour
  • 100 grams of chopped walnuts or pecans
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vainilla or almond extract
  • a pinch of salt
  • ½ cup of sugar for decorate
Preparación / Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 200 ºF and place waxed paper on a baking sheet, then lightly grease it.
  2. In a bowl, using a mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add the vanilla or almond extract and mix again until blended.
  4. Then add the flour and a pinch of salt and knead with your hands until get a dough that remain attached when squeeze with your fingers. If it's hard to unite, add another teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  5. To finish preparing our dough, add the chopped nuts and mix again.
  6. With the resulting dough make balls of two centimeters of diameter. If you have time, put them in a ziploc bag and let them rest in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  7. Press each ball lightly, to flatten slightly and place them in the cookie sheet with two centimeters of separation between each.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes until bottoms look lightly browned.
  9. Remove from the oven and let rest for 10 minutes before toss the cookies in sugar and then place them on a wire rack and let them cool completely.
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