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 the 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 have 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 an equal amount of flour.