Mexican Sugar Cookies (Polvorones Rosas)

The perfect cookie to grab some coffee, sit down, and dunk. Mexican Sugar cookies are easy to make and great to make for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or family gatherings.

  Makes 18 cookies
    2 sticks butter, softened
      ½ cup of sugar
        1 tsp. baking soda
          ½ tsp. cinnamon
            pinch of ground nutmeg & ground allspice
              ½ teaspoon salt
                2¼ cups of all-purpose flour
                  ½ cup sugar, (set aside to roll cookies in)
                    Red and yellow food coloring

                    Preheat oven to 350ºF
                     Beat butter with a stand mixer at medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the 1/2 cup sugar, baking soda, spices, and salt beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer (use the paddle attachment). If the dough is crumbly, gently knead the dough with your hands.
                    Divide dough in half. Add a couple of drops of red food coloring and work into the dough with your hands until the desired color. Do the same with the second half of dough using the yellow food coloring( or any color you want) **food coloring may dye hands.
                    Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll balls in the ½ cup of sugar. Place the balls 2 inches apart on parchment-lined cookie sheets and gently flatten with the bottom of a glass.
                    Bake in preheated oven for 13 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely, store in an airtight container or zip-lock gallon bag.