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"Polvorones" get a little extra zing from cinnamon and orange peel. These cookies are simple, easy, and totally delicious.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

30 mins
20 mins
50 mins
48 cookies


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Beat in the water and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour, almonds, and cinnamon or orange peel. If necessary, chill the dough for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  • Bake in a 325 degree F oven about 20 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool cookies on a wire rack. Gently shake cooled cookies, a few at a time in a plastic bag with the 3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar. Makes 48 cookies.


Prepare and bake the cookies as directed, except don't shake the cookies in powdered sugar. Place in a freezer container or bag and freeze for up to 1 month. To serve, thaw cookies for 15 minutes. Shake cookies in powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts

67 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 10mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 7g; protein 1g; sodium 39mg.