Pan De Polvo (Mexican Shortbread)

Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 2 hrs

Pan de Polvo is traditionally served at Christmas, Weddings, and Quinceneras. This recipe is one of my families favorites at Christmas time, and I know your family will enjoy it also.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut shortening into flour until mixture resemble coarse corn meal.
  3. Add hot cinnamon and 1/4 cup anise tea and kneed dough until smooth.
  4. This will take a while.
  5. Roll dough into 1 inch diameter logs about 12 inch long.
  6. Cut logs into 1/4 in thick circles.
  7. Place close together on cookie sheet, but not touching.
  8. They spread very little to not at all.
  9. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until bottom side of cookie become lightly golden brown, and when cookie is cut in half, it looks baked all the way through.
  10. Combine granulated sugar and ground cinnamon.
  11. While cookies are still hot, roll each one in sugar and cinnamon coating with a fork until well coated.
  12. Place the cookies on cooling rack and cool completely.
Most Helpful

Easy recipe to follow. Cookies melt in your mouth.

galmaguer81 December 20, 2015

Recipe I have been looking for ... Thanks Yvette CorpusChristi TX

Txscrubgirl November 20, 2006

Bravo! I finally found a recipe that turns out cookies tasting like the "real thang"! Easy too!

Vel April 23, 2003