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Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Frances Ledesma
Added: Thursday, March 13, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 C water
6 sticks of cinnamon, divided
1/4 tsp anise
4 C flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 C sugar, divided
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 C shortening
1/2 C pure lard

Directions:
Directions:
Bring to a boil water, 2 sticks of cinnamon and anise to make a tea. Measure 1/4 C of this tea, discard the rest. Add tea to flour, salt, 1/4 C sugar, ground cinnamon, shortening and lard. Knead thoroughly to make a smooth dough. Roll out 1/2" thick and cut with a very small cookie cutter (such as the inner circle of a doughnut cutter). Bake 12-15 min. at 375F, or until golden in color. Toast remaining 4 sticks of cinnamon in oven, put them in blender with remaining 1 C sugar, blend until smooth, to make cinnamon sugar. While the cookies are still warm, roll in cinnamon sugar.

 

 

 

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