Off Topic- Mexican Cookie Recipe

Baking By Cake4ever Updated 4 Aug 2009 , 9:25am by Cake4ever

Cake4ever Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 7:39pm
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Sorry ladies, I did not get any responses in the cookie forum, so I thought I might get more exposure here.

Hi ladies, I am hoping someone can help me. I am from Texas and whenever I am home, I always have to have my favorite cookies. They sell them at the HEB bakery in Austin and also at Mexican bakeries. They are simple, nothing fancy, but so very good. They are round, and a bit chewy, thick and come in yellow, brown (chocolate) and pink. I kick myself for not taking a picture of them. I think they are called polvorones, but they are NOT the polvorones that I have been seeing on searches on the net. These are a bit chewy and the surface is a bit cracked. Sometimes sprinkled with sugar, not powdered sugar. They are not Mexican wedding cookies.

Oh please someone tell me they know what I am talking about? I don't want to wait another 2 years to have these cookies again. LOL. I'm feeling homesick and I think these will help. icon_wink.gif

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Molly2 Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 7:44pm
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I know what your talking about I love those things I don't have a recipe but if I come across one I'll PM you


Cake4ever Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 7:54pm
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Bless you! thumbs_up.gif

diamondsonblackvelvet13 Posted 2 Aug 2009 , 9:00pm
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I know which ones you mean (I think)

Those are called Banderitas mexicanas (Mexican flags.) They are sugar cookies

I hope this helps!

Cake4ever Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 8:43am
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Originally Posted by diamondsonblackvelvet13

I know which ones you mean (I think)

Those are called Banderitas mexicanas (Mexican flags.) They are sugar cookies

I hope this helps!

Thank you so much! But that is not the cookie, BUT, I am so going to try them! icon_biggrin.gif I was drooling at the photo. Thanks to you I was able to find a photo of the cookie! If you scroll down on the page it is the galleta de chocolate. It also comes in pink and yellow. See how cracked the surface is? It is not soft, so I am fairly certain it has reg. sugar and possibly egg to make it on the chewy side.

I'm getting closer, thank you so much for your reply! thumbs_up.gif

Molly2 Posted 3 Aug 2009 , 6:45pm
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I think I found your recipe I will PM you.

Molly icon_smile.gif

Cake4ever Posted 4 Aug 2009 , 9:25am
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Woo-hoo! I am so thrilled. I will be baking these cookies today! Thank you so much. It's just the little things that help you endure living so far from home and these cookies will certainly help bring home a little closer.

Big hugs!

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