Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cakes)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by helowy

A traditional Mexican recipe that my friend Fay gave me.

Top Review by YRthesmokedetectors

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.

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.

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