Polvorones in Spanish from polvo which means powder or dust, basically because when you eat them they will crumble to a dust like consistency. Polvorones traditionally from middle east, made their way to Andalucia, Spain and later to Mexico in which they are a traditional cookie for weddings and in the Christmas season.
Traditionally, polvorones, are made of lurd. I couldn’t find it in the Miami area and been making them with regular, unsalted butter. Also, for more flavor I use pecans which can be replaced with almonds or not used at all and replace them with equal amount of flour.