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Polvorones on a cooling rack


You're going to love these traditional polvorones cookies packed with cinnamon and the classic crumbly texture. This shortbread cookie melts in your mouth!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Spanish
Keyword How To Make Polvorones Recipe, Howe Do I Make Polvorones Recipe, Polvorones, Polvorones Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 25 Cookies
Calories 70kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon divided
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup lard
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheets; set aside.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together lard and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Stir flour mixture into lard mixture to form a stiff dough.
  • In a small bowl, mix together 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in cinnamon mixture. Place on ungreased cookie sheets 2 inches apart.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the bottom of cookies are golden (tops and edges will remain pale). Cool cookies for 3-5 minutes, or until set (transferring without crumbling) then transfer to wire racks.


Serving: 1/25 of the recipe | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 11mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg