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How to make it

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Measure and pour flour out onto a cookie sheet. Place in oven and "toast" the flour. Occasionally move the flour around on the sheet, so that it toasts evenly. Leave in oven for about 8 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • Place raw almonds on another cookie sheet. Toast the almonds until they change color just slightly. Remove and place almonds into a food processor. Process almonds until they are finely ground.
  • Cream lard, sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add the flour and finely ground almonds and continue mixing. The dough will be very crumbly!.
  • Place a sheet of waxed paper on a cutting board or other flat work surface. Press the dough together to form a ball. Then press the dough onto the waxed paper. Carefully flatten it down to about 1/2 inch. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the cookies.
  • Use a small spatula to carefully move the cookies from the waxed paper to a cookie sheet for baking because the dough is very dry and flakey.
  • Bake cookies on ungreased cookie sheet for 25-30 minutes at 400ºF.
  • Remove cookie sheet from oven and allow cookies to cool completely before removing them. Take special care not to break them.
  • Dust with powder sugar when ready to serve.
  • Makes approximately 16 cookies.
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    " It was not good "
    Spanish101 ate it and said...
    Terrible recipe! Followed it exactly, cookies turned out burnt at the 18 minute mark. If you use this recipe CHILL the cookies BEFORE you put them in the oven.
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  • sday5 12 years ago
    I am going to try this as soon as I find the lard.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    Thank you for the wonderful cookie recipe!
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  • mystic_river1 12 years ago
    You are a fantastic chef, my friend. Thank you for post ^5 Joymarie
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  • pattycake 13 years ago
    I know these are fantastic because we would eat them at Christmas as kids. Lovely photos. Gracias Inma!
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  • lunasea 13 years ago
    Your cookies look so delicious, Inma - and I love your photos. I'm saving your recipe to try soon. This is my kind of cookie. Thank you - great post!
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  • debra47 13 years ago
    Wow what a fabulous post! I recall polvorones from when I was in Antequera and I recall how they melted in my mouth. Can't wait to make them.
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  • rosemaryblue 13 years ago
    Thanks Inma for this recipe! Know they are wonderful. Lard makes such a big, big difference in many recipes! Not afraid of it at all! :)
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