Polvorones De Cacahuate

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READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by strangelittlebeast

Crumbly Mexican peanut cookies.Use roasted peanuts that have not been salted,remove the papery skin ,and grind in a spice mill or coffee grinderThey should be a powder,more or less uniform ,but a few pieces add texture.Peanut butter cannot be substituted.Yield is aprox.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 f.
  2. Beat the butter and lard together.Add the sugar,salt,and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy .
  3. Add the flour,peanuts,and baking powder,mix well.The dough will probably be crumbly.Add water,a sponful at the time until the dough comes together.
  4. Turn dough out onto a well floured surface.Roll to 1/4 " thick and cut into rounds.
  5. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet,spacing about 1 1/2 inches apart and bake for 10-12 minutes,turning the cookie sheet around halfway through.The cookies should be a light golden brown around the edges.
  6. Remove to a rack and dust generously with powdered sugar.Let cool completely before serving.

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