King Ranch Polvorones

"Taken from a bag of King Ranch Young Pecans and placed here for safe keeping to make for a cookie bake at my daughters school."
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Ready In:
2 dozen




  • Pre heat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter, sugar, butter-nut flavoring until fluffy. Sift flour and salt and add to creamed mixture, blending throughly. Add young pecans and mix well. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on baking pan. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes. Do NOT brown. Cool, then roll in powdered sugar. For chocolate cookies: Add 1/4 cup cocoa to the flour mixture and use vanilla instead of the butter-nut flavoring.

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  1. This is a fabulous recipe and exactly like the dearly loved cookies that are frequently served at weddings here in New Mexico. I made a minor modification as I did not have butter nut flavoring. I improvised with 1 tsp. vanilla and a half tsp. almond extract. These are so easy to make. Thanks for sharing!


I am 29 and a stay at home mom to 3 kids, 2 little girls with a sweet little boy sandwiched in between. I love to decorate cakes and make other sweets. I also love cooking healthy fresh whole food dishes, I have to balance out the sweets somehow. On Saturday evenings we entertain friends and try new recipes out and have a big meal together and enjoy the joy that comes around when good food and good company combine! I watch a little boy during the week and my husband works with his father in the family HVAC business. We love to tackle home projects and my husband usually gets the pay off with a really yummy meal. I write and do a little bit of artwork but most of it is translated into cakes now. We love to spend time outside and manage to have a small garden in the backyard that we can eat out of during the summer. I think it would be awesome to have some chickens for eggs and as pets but the neighborhood doesn't allow it so we will have to wait till we move back into the woods again.
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