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[Cookie Elf #245] Easy Mexican Sugar Cookies for Cinco De Mayo: Just 6 Ingredients
May 01, 2018
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Just 6 ingredients – colorful and easy Mexican Sugar Cookies are fun for Cinco de Mayo. Enjoy!

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Just in time for Cinco de Mayo! Easy Mexican Sugar Cookies, also called polvorones (prounounced pohll-vuh- rohn-ays) come in all shapes and sizes: pink, chocolate, vanilla, tricolor, topped with chocolate chips, chopped pecans, powdered sugar. Pink and yellow polvorones are traditionally offered at Mexican bakeries.

This recipe is a simple version that’s fun to make with your kids or just easy to make for you.

These polvorones stick pretty closely to the classic shortbread ingredient ratio of 1 part sugar, 2 parts butter, and 3 parts flour. Here, you add food coloring, roll out the cookie dough, cut out the cookies with cookie cutters, decorate them, and bake them like cut outs.

With food coloring and sprinkles, they are as colorful as the polvorones from a Mexican bakery.

Prep time: 20-30 minutes
Bake time: 10-12 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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