Walnut Cookies for Christmas

Polvorones de Nuez

Preparation info
  • 2 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Food from My Heart: Cuisines of Mexico Remembered and Reimagined

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1992

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In Mexico these are wrapped in papel de China, the brightly colored tissue paper that we call “Chinese.” I use salted butter because I think they need a little salt; add a pinch of salt if your butter is unsalted.


  • ½ cup (1 stick; ¼ pound) salted butter or margarine


Preheat the oven to 375°F.

Cream the butter until very light, either by hand or with an electric mixer. Add the 2 tablespoons sugar and vanilla and beat for 1 or 2 minutes more. Gra