Mexican Butter Cookies with Sprinkles (Galletas con Chochitos)

  • Serves

    makes 3 dozen cookies

Mexican Butter Cookies with Sprinkles

Tiny, ring-shaped butter cookies like these are a popular holiday treat in Mexico. They're typically decorated with chocolate sprinkles, but green, red, and white ones transform them into festive Christmas wreaths.


  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 tsp. baking powder
  • 14 tsp. kosher salt
  • 34 cup sugar
  • 8 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract, preferably Mexican
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • Multicolored sprinkles, for decorating


Step 1

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. In a mixer, beat together sugar, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Add yolks one at a time; beat. Add dry ingredients; mix. Roll dough into a 12"-long cylinder. Cut cylinder into 3 pieces; roll each into a 12"-long cylinder. Cut each cylinder into twelve 1"-long pieces. Roll each into a ball; transfer to a lined baking sheet. Flatten each into a small disk; using your finger, poke a hole in center of each disk. Chill for 1 hour. Heat oven to 300°. Brush each ring with egg white; dip into sprinkles to coat. Return to baking sheets; bake for 15 minutes. Let cool.

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