My teenage son came home from school one day and asked if I would make one of “these recipes”, then proceeded to hand me several different Mexican cookie varieties. He needed them for a “Fiesta” they were having on the last day of school prior to Christmas break. Turned out we had a snow day that day, so none of the other kids at school got to have any, we ate them all ourselves ;-)
These are pretty good. They have a lovely presentation and have a buttery sugar cookie taste. The recipe that I chose to make comes from All Recipes.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons multicolored sprinkles jimmies (optional)
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
- Sift together flour, baking powder and salt.
- Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy. Mix in the dry ingredients.
- Shape into 1 inch balls. Push your thumb through center of each ball and shape dough into a ring. Dip top of each ring in decorating candies. Place cookies onto the prepare baking sheets.
- Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the baking sheets and let cool on racks.