Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

Sweet, buttery and fragrant with cinnamon
Sweet, buttery and fragrant with cinnamon
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1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup Powdered sugar
1 cup Butter
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon ground
1/4 tsp Salt

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Mexican Cinnamon Cookies


These Mexican Cinnamon Cookies go by the original name of Polvorones de Canele, which comes from the Spanish word ‘polvo’, meaning dust. This refers to the light cinnamon sugar ‘dusting’ on all the cookies. They’re traditionally served at Mexican weddings but you can find them any time of the year, as everyone loves their sweet flavor and buttery texture.

I first discovered them at an experimental coffee bar in my neighborhood! These buttery Mexican cookies are usually made with butter, flour, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, salt, and cinnamon. The dough is rolled into small balls, which are then coated in cinnamon sugar before being baked.

To make Mexican Cinnamon Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Mexican Cinnamon Cookies

So, how to make Mexican Cinnamon Cookies?

Steps to make Mexican Cinnamon Cookies


Heat the oven and prepare a baking tray


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a baking tray.


Beat the butter and sugar


Beat together half a cup of powdered sugar and the butter in a bowl until well combined.


Add the vanilla


Add the vanilla and mix in.


Mix the dry ingredients


In a bowl, sift the flour, half a teaspoon of cinnamon and the salt together.


Mix the dough


Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until a stiff dough forms.


Shape the cookies


Take teaspoonfuls of the dough and shape them into balls, about 1 inch in diameter.


Make the cinnamon sugar


In a shallow bowl, combine the remaining powdered sugar with the remaining cinnamon.


Coat the cookies


Roll the balls in the cinnamon sugar until fully coated.


Bake the cookies


Place the cookies on the prepared tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.




Once baked, transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool.

Sweet, buttery and fragrant with cinnamon, these Mexican Cinnamon Cookies are easy to love! Have a go at this easy peasy recipe and tell me if you agree!

Bethany is very passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle and clean diet. She’s trying to cut meat out of her diet as much as possible and focuses on cooking vegetarian food and fish. Bethany gets a kick from finding ways to add new twists to classic dishes. What’s more, thanks to her Asian roots, she’s great at combining different cuisines to come up with something extraordinary. Bethany’s recipes will inspire you to add new colors and flavors to your everyday meals.

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Total Reviews: 19

LOVE this recipe...these came out GREAT!!! I've always wanted to make these and this recipe was super easy. I will definitely make these often and throughout the year. 😋😉
Thank You!!

Clementine Haduck

Loved these Mexican cinnamon cookies they were very crunchy on the outside and slightly soft on the inside but the taste was super good for sure.

Brenda Cristantiello

Spread nutella in between two cookies and thank me later (-;

Dorothy Balbach

My kids are obsessed with these cinnamon cookies though the churro was a lot more tasty this was great too.

Cara Plescia

Becareful with the vanilla extract because if oyu add to much the taste will be aweful..

Treasure Shoaib

Added some chocolate chips into this and topped it with almonds.

Mara Platfoot

I made way too much dough but now i got cookies for a whole week lol..

Emerie Pirruccello

Great idea never had anything like this up until today which i'm glad i gave it a chance after taking a singular bite lol.

Ellery Dugay

Bethany you outdone yourself again scrumptious cookies for any day of the month and you can add a bunch of other things to them too.

Lilianna Peila

I'm in love with this recipe! So awesome and flavorful.

Aryanna Simonton

Vegetarian mexican cookies= best dessert out there. Super happy with how it turned out i even shaped the cookies as hearts.

Nya Kley

Didn't like these cookies as much as I liked the cinnamon rolls with nuts.

Jazlynn Mhoon

Ended up using brown sugar instead of powdered cause its way too sweet for me.

Paisleigh Wenners

Obsessed with this they were affordable to make and great with caramel drizzle.

Arely Baab

Great cookies with some sprinkles on the top.

Evalynn Subramani

Took longer than an hour for me to make these about 1 hour and 20 minutes or else the dough would be uncooked on the inside.

Ivory Gupte

Thanks for the nice dessert recipe going ot be making this a lot more often since its simple and cheap :)

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