Baking Classics: Galletas Con Grageas

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The Technique

Galletas Con Grageas

Galletas Con Grageas, also referred to as polvorones Mexicanos or Galletas Con Chochitos, is a classic Mexican cookie style that begins with Polvoron dough. It’s thinly rolled, cut into circles, brushed with an egg wash & topped with colorful dragees. The cookies have a soft texture & may be found in most regional panaderias. Multicolored dragees do vary brand to brand so be certain to look for those that have a noticeable high gloss sheen. The color will not bleed & will hold up better during baking. Learn how to make this fun cookie in your very own kitchen.

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Galletas Con Grageas
makes 4 dozen 

1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp orange zest
1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 eggs, divided
3 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp kosher salt
Multicolored dragees

Cream the butter, the shortening, the sugar, the orange zest, the lemon, zest & the lemon juice on Medium speed with a stand mixer until light & airy, about 3 minutes. Stop the mixer occasionally & scrape down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula. Add one egg. Mix the dough just until blended. Whisk together the flour, the baking powder, the baking soda & the salt in a small bowl. Add to the butter mixture & blend just until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a log of even thickness. Divide the dough into four equal pieces & wrap each with plastic. Chill 30 minutes or up to 2 days.

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness & cut 2 3/4-inch round circles. Place 3/4-inch apart on parchment paper-lined half sheet pans. Whisk together the remaining egg & a smattering of water. Pour through a fine wire mesh sieve. Brush the egg wash over the dough. Sprinkle the surface with multicolored dragees. Bake, in batches, 12 to 13 minutes. Cool completely. 

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How To Make Galletas Con Grageas

Galletas Con Grageas are a simple sugar cookie topped with wild color & they may be prepared a number of ways. The lemon & the orange zest offer a wonderful taste contrast to this iconically sweet dough. Some formulas are rolled thick & bake up puffy while the polvoron dough may also be rolled into balls, flattened slightly & topped with the dragees. 

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A few pieces of equipment will be necessary in order to complete the task. Read through the recipe before beginning. Here’s what you should know.

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No. 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Roll the dough to a 1/8-inch thickness & cut 2 3/4-inch round circles. Place 3/4-inch apart on parchment paper-lined half sheet pans. 

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No. 2

Whisk together the remaining egg & a smattering of water. Pour through a fine wire mesh sieve. Brush the egg wash over the dough. 

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No. 3

Sprinkle the surface with multicolored dragees. 

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No. 4

Bake, in batches, 12 to 13 minutes. Cool completely.  

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