Polvorones (Mexican Pink Sugar Cookies)

Polvorones are heeeeere!

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Last week I teased on Instagram that I was testing polvorones, and I got sooo many DM’s from people wanting the recipe right then and there!

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What are polvorones?

Polvorones (which happens to be the name for like 4 different cookies) are essentially Mexico’s version of the sugar cookie but colored with yellow or pink food coloring. They are crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. I asked Instagram what color I should make the ones for this post, and everyone suggested different colors, so I ended up doing just about every color in the rainbow.

I think I made about 4 batches before I landed on the perfect cookie. I wanted a cookie that was going to be crunchy on the outside, but soft and chewy on the inside, with nice crackly tops. I tested the temperature, baking cookies at 4 different temperatures (325, 350, 375 and 400), and I found that baking them at 350 gave me the best results. I also started out using equal parts of margarine and shortening, but as I increased the amount of shortening vs margarine, I found that using all shortening gave me a lighter cookie with deep cracks.

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Now that it is starting to get colder and raining more often, this is a recipe I’m going to be making pretty often. If you have kids, get them involved! Separate the dough into bowls and have them add their favorite color and knead it in, and then let them help you roll them in sugar.

If you happen to make these, don’t forget to tag me and send me pictures!

¡Nos vemos pronto!

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