Polvorones Mexican wedding cookies

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    Polvorones Mexican wedding cookies

    A “must-make” cookie at my house around Christmas, Polvorones, aka Mexican Wedding Cookies are made with coconut oil, Texas pecans, cinnamon and powdered sugar.

    Polvorones have a number of cultural origins, including Spain, Cuba and the Philippines. Mexican Wedding Cookies, as American call them, were adapted from Mexican recipes and are popular during Christmas because of the cookies’ snow-dusted appearance.

    I make polvorones each year because Ross says it’s his favorite Christmas cookie, and I can’t resist the opportunity to make this familiar family treat. My polvorones are a shortbread cookie with coconut oil and coarsely ground toasted pecans. Some recipes use walnuts, but I like pecans because Texas grows great pecans. They taste better too.

    This cookie dough can be made ahead and refrigerated or frozen for later. I make only a few Polvorones at a time, and freeze the rest of the dough. This prevents cookie binges.

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    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. Toast pecans on a baking sheet in the oven for 5 mins. Remove and set aside to cool.
    3. Place pecans in a food processor and pulse until nuts are finely chopped. Add flour, cinnamon, sugar and baking powder and pulse to combine. Add the coconut oil and vanilla and process until the coconut oil is completely incorporated - the mixture should look like large crumbs, but should stick together when pressed.
    4. Turn the dough out onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
    5. Shape into 1" balls.
    6. Bake 2″ apart for 10 minutes on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow to cool for several minutes.
    7. Coat in powdered sugar.

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