In Spain and Latin America polvorones are cookies for celebrations. Marcela Valladolid uses walnuts instead of the more traditional pecans but keeps the crumbly quality that characterizes these universally popular cookies.
Recipe courtesy of Marcela Valladolid
Episode: Mother's Day
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Total:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
24 cookies
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
24 cookies
Level:
Easy

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Directions

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With an electric mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer using the paddle attachment, beat the butter until light and fluffy. Add the granulated sugar and beat until well blended. Beat in the flour, and then the chopped and ground walnuts. Remove the dough from the bowl and form into a large disc. Wrap the dough in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Remove the chilled dough from the refrigerator. Cut the dough into quarters, and then cut each quarter into sixths for a total of 24 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough between your palms into 2-inch balls. Arrange the 24 balls onto the prepared baking sheets (12 cookies on each sheet), spacing them 1 inch apart. Bake the cookies until golden brown on the bottom and just pale golden on top, 20 to 25 minutes.

Cool the cookies for 5 minutes on the baking sheet. Toss the warm cookies in the confectioners' sugar. Transfer the sugarcoated cookies to a rack to cool completely. (The cookies can be prepared 2 days ahead. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature.) Sift more confectioners' sugar over the cookies before serving or toss in sugar a second time.

This recipe has been updated and may differ from what was originally published or broadcast.

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