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    Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cakes)

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    55 mins

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    25 mins

    megnbrycesmom's Note:

    A traditional Mexican recipe that my friend Fay gave me.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400^F.
    2. 2
      In a large bowl, beat shortening and butter until fluffy.
    3. 3
      Add sugar a little bit at a time.
    4. 4
      Add egg yolks, orange juice, and peel.
    5. 5
      Stir in flour with spatula.
    6. 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. 7
      Bake for 25 minutes. Be careful not to overcook them--they are done when they are barely starting to tan.
    8. 8
      Transfer to a rack to cool.
    9. 9
      Sprinkle with powdered sugar through a fine sieve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 15, 2014


      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.

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    • on June 14, 2009


      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*

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    • on June 14, 2009


      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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cakes)

    Serving Size: 1 (912 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 338.6
    Calories from Fat 156
    Total Fat 17.3 g
    Saturated Fat 7.6 g
    Cholesterol 55.3 mg
    Sodium 56.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 40.7 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
    Sugars 8.8 g
    Protein 4.8 g

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