Pumpkin Pecan Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies) Recipe

Pumpkin Pecan Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies) Recipe

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How To Make Pumpkin Pecan Polvorones (Mexican Wedding Cookies)

Nutty, sweet, and warm flavors in cute little Mexican treats. This polvorones recipe features the flavors of fall, including pumpkin spice and pecans.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • ½cupcoconut oilmelted or room temperature butter
  • ½cuppumpkin puree
  • ½cupfine cane sugar
  • 1tspvanilla
  • tspcinnamonground
  • 1tspgingerground
  • ¼tspallspiceground
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1cupraw pecansslightly heaping, or raw pecan pieces
  • 2cupspastry flourwhole wheat or regular whole wheat flour
  • ½cuppowdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Lightly toast the pecans in a skillet over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until they are nice and fragrant. Remove from heat.

  3. Finely chop pecans using a food processor or a chef’s knife on a chopping board.

  4. In a large bowl, beat the coconut oil or butter, pumpkin purée, cane sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, and salt with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

  5. Gradually add the chopped pecans and flour, beating on low speed after each addition until well blended.

  6. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place the cookies on the baking sheet, leaving about 1½-inch space around each cookie (the cookies will not expand in size).

  7. Bake for 14 to 15 minutes, until the bottoms of cookies are lightly browned. Let the cookies cool for 5 minutes on the baking sheet.

  8. Pour the powdered sugar into a small bowl and roll the warm cookies liberally to coat in powdered sugar. Let the cookies cool on a wire rack.


  • Calories: 165.11kcal
  • Fat: 9.15g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.05g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.35g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.22g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.08g
  • Fiber: 1.00g
  • Sugar: 8.40g
  • Protein: 1.66g
  • Sodium: 58.90mg
  • Calcium: 9.24mg
  • Potassium: 49.28mg
  • Iron: 1.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 47.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.33mg
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