Recipe by Chocolatl
This came from Elena Zelayeta's Elena's Secrets of Mexican Cooking. She claims, though, that she is not the Elena of the title, but that this is a popular cookie in Mexico. Kids like the nonpareils
Top Review by realbirdlady
A nice basic cookie, with easy attractive decorating options. I use margarine, rather than butter - the cookies flattened a little in the oven, but were still tasty. We played around with other decorations besides nonpareils, and decided we like the mexican coarse-grained sugar best. (Cocoa/cinammon was tasty, but not very attractive.)
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1⁄2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup nonpareils
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Beat the butter, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla extract together.
- Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, and sift them into the butter mixture. Stir to make a smooth dough.
- Shape the dough into small balls. Poke your thumb in the center of each ball to make a hole, and shape into rings.
- Dip each ring in nonpareils.
- Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
- Cool before storing.