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  • The sugar cookies called polvorones are sometimes known as "Mexican wedding cookies" in English, although I've never seen them served at a wedding here in Central Mexico.

    Orange Sugar Cookies: Polvorones de Naranja

  • In 1867 Benito Juarez got rid of Maximilian, but kept the polvorones, and they are made usually for weddings because they are covered in white.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • Truth is, they probably were brought in from Austria during the late 19th century, when Maximilian was placed in Mexico by Napoleon III to be 'Emperor', and polvorones were made in the castle of Chapultepec I assume, they would fit well in there.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • The thick, crumbly cookies called polvorones are a basic item in even the smallest Mexican bakery.

    Peanut cookies: Polvorones de cacahuate

  • By the middle of the 18th century, polvorones were being served as holiday tea cookies in palaces across Spain.

    Merry Cookies

  • Now, nearly 100 bakeries in Andalucía, each with a guarded recipe, produce polvorones from September through January.

    Merry Cookies

  • Perhaps that's why a traditional Spanish toast before eating one is, "May you not choke on the polvorones this Christmas."

    Merry Cookies

  • What sets polvorones apart from other shortbread cookies is their texture, and that's because of the Ibérico lard.

    Merry Cookies

  • They are for the Mexican wedding cakes, or polvorones, that I'm making as thanks to a collection of friends and colleagues who are writing letters of recommendation for me.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • We recognized an underlying loneliness in each other and saw how those lovely, delicate polvorones actually made us feel better.

    Havana Salsa

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