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Mexican Orange Sugar Cookies – Polvorones – Biscochitos – Wedding Cookies
Mexican Orange Sugar Cookies are a delicious shortbread or sugar cookie made with the flavors of orange and anise. Known in Mexico as Polvorones de Naranja. They are also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies and Biscochitos. The name polvorones is derived from the Spanish word “polvo,” or “powder” in English. They are a common cookie found in Mexican bakeries and typically associated with Christmas. These crisp Mexican Orange Sugar Cookies add a wonderful addition to your traditional holiday cookie recipes.
This recipe uses the juice and zest of an orange which tastes like a burst of sunshine when you bite into them. The cookies are rolled in Mexican orange sugar and then in colored sugar crystals. You can also add cinnamon to the sugar blend. They are an easy-to-make cookie that you can enjoy anytime. Put them on your baking list to try for the holiday season.
History: The biscochito (bees-ko-CHEE-toh) was declared New Mexico’s official State Cookie with House Bill 406 in 1989. The battle over the state cookie was not about adopting it but how to spell it. Several lawmakers got on the House floor to press for the “s” or “z”. Eventually the Senate returned it as “bizcochito”.
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