Mexican Butter Cookies with Sprinkles (Galletas con Chochitos)

MEXICAN BUTTER COOKIES WITH SPRINKLES (GALLETAS CON CHOCHITOS)
Mexican Butter Cookies with SprinklesHelen Roser

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.

Mexican Butter Cookies with Sprinkles (Galletas con Chochitos)
Ring-shaped butter cookies, typically decorated with chocolate sprinkles, are popular holiday treats in Mexico—red and green jimmies add festive flair.
Yield: makes 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.