Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cakes)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

A traditional Mexican recipe that my friend Fay gave me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400^F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter until fluffy.
  3. Add sugar a little bit at a time.
  4. Add egg yolks, orange juice, and peel.
  5. Stir in flour with spatula.
  6. On a floured surface, roll out the dough to 3/4". Cut out 2 1/2" circles and place them on a greased baking sheet. Roll the dough scraps and continue to roll until all the dough is used.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them--they are done when they are barely starting to tan.
  8. Transfer to a rack to cool.
  9. Sprinkle with powdered sugar through a fine sieve.
Most Helpful

5 5

I forgot to give this recipe the 5 stars it earned. I make mine just like this-but I leave out the orange zest, sometimes I make them with a tablespoon of cocoa. This recipe for my favorite pan dulce is great.

5 5

These were fun to make. After you mix in the flour, the dough is really crumbly but the warmth of your hands help pull the dough together. I did not use any extra flour to roll them out because I used my Pampered Chef pastry mat. With no circle cutter, I opened both ends of a can of veggies. This really worked great for a cookie cutter. I baked mine for 18 minutes and they came out with a light tan. These had more of an intense orange flavor before they were baked. I can't wait to make this again. Made during * Zaar World Tour 5* 2009 game for team *Genies of Gourmet*

4 5

DH is the cookie lover and he gave these 3 stars but he does like cookies that have a lot of action going on inside them. I did think they were a little bland but i realize this is a traditional a cookie so I have to give it 4 stars. I think next time I would add nuts or raisins. Made for ZWT 5.