Saturday, May 5, 2012

Polvorones de Canele - Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!  I had plans to make a unique dessert to celebrate, however after having four sick kids at home this week, my plans had to change.  I needed to make something that didn't require a lot of time and this recipe definitely doesn't.  These cookies taste like shortbread and snicker doodles rolled into one!  They melt in your mouth and taste delicious.  I look forward to making these a lot more!

Ingredients are as follows:

1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 C butter (no substitutes), softened
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C flour 

1 Tbsp. granulated sugar 


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the powdered sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

Cream together the butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.

Add the cinnamon, salt and flour.  Mix until incorporated.

Take a spoonful of dough and roll it into a ball.

Roll into the powdered sugar/cinnamon mixture.

Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 16-18 minutes; until golden brown around the edges.

I had some leftover powdered sugar mixture (and I hate to waste) so I stirred in a tablespoon of granulated sugar and rolled the warm cookies into it.

Take a bite and enjoy!


  1. I love polvorones, I've made them before. Thank you for your step by step recipe, as I will try it they sure look terrific! VIVA 5 de Mayo!

  2. Wow! My aunt always made those at Christmas time and I haven't had any for years. I have her recipe but haven't made them myself for many, many years. Now that's all I'm going to want!

  3. Oh, I adore these cookies! I make mine without cinnamon but need to try your version, too :)

  4. Oh yummy! thanks for linking up a great recipe to Southern Sundays!
    Featured recipes will be announced next sunday. Make sure to come back with more excellent dishes!

  5. I like snicker doodles a lot but I love shortbread cookies. I printed these and will make them soon. I made shortbread cookies for the first time this year. It called for Almond extract. A friend had sent me some from the USA. I enjoyed them my kids didn't.

  6. I love Polvorones. I always buy them in Christmas time in Spain! I´m so curious to try your recipe...

  7. I love to make polvorones! yours look amazing and delicious

  8. Yum! These look like a cross between a Mexican Wedding cake and a snickerdoodle. I can't wait to try them :) Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  9. This is one of my favorite cookies! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. They sound amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  11. This certainly looks like a must try! Thanks for sharing. :)

  12. I made these today as a Christmas Present to our babysitter and her family.
    They turned out so good that I made another batch for my family.
    Very easy and very delicious!
    Thank you!


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