Mexican Sugar Cookies (Polvorones)

Let's talk about the perfect coffee pairing while you enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee from the comfort of your favorite chair. There's nothing quite like these heavenly Mexican Sugar Cookies to complete the experience. They're easy to prepare and a delicious treat that's perfect for any occasion or family gathering.
Mexican Sugar Cookies

These cookies taste just like the Mexican cookies you get from a real Mexican bakery! If you like that taste you will love these cookies. Loaded with traditional baking ingredients like sugar, butter, and flour, these sugar cookies keep things simple, classic, and tasty.

 These cookies are perfect for any occasion, from a casual snack to a holiday dessert. You can even add some cinnamon or other spices to the mix for an extra kick. So go ahead and give these Mexican-inspired sugar cookies a try, and enjoy the delicious taste of a traditional bakery treat right in your own home.

What's in Mexican Sugar Cookies (Polvorones Rosas)

All the ingredients you need for this recipe are probably in your pantry right now! 

Wet Ingredients
Salted Butter, salted and softened

Dry Ingredients
Baking soda
All-purpose flour

Ground cinnamon

How to make Mexican Sugar Cookies

  • Beat butter with sugar in a stand mixer at medium to high speed for 30 seconds. 
  • In a large bowl mix flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. Using a mixer (use the paddle attachment) add dry ingredients to the butter-sugar mixture and blend until the dough is pliable. 
  • The dough may be a little crumbly, knead the dough to hold it together.

Mexican Sugar Cookies

Divide the dough in half. Add a couple of drops of red food coloring and work into the dough with your hands until the desired color. Do the same with the second half of the dough using the yellow food coloring( or any color you want) **Food coloring may dye hands.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in ½ cup of sugar (or cinnamon sugar). Place the balls 2 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets and gently flatten them with the bottom of a glass jar.

Mexican Sugar Cookies

Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely, and store in an airtight container or zip-lock gallon bag. 

Baked cookies can be frozen after cooling in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

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Mexican Sugar Cookies

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