Nut-free polvorones for children with allergies

This recipe is specially designed for children with some type of food allergy : allergy to milk protein, allergy to eggs or allergy to nuts. For this reason, these polvorones can be made without milk, without eggs, and even without fruits.

The recipe is sent to us by the Madrid Association of Food Allergies, Histasan , and it is an alternative for us to enjoy together the exquisite Christmas sweets without worries, and with safe food for the youngest children.

How to make polvorones for allergic children

To make this recipe you will need:

  • 300 gr of flour (Yolanda Flour / Santa Rita / Natur Improver)
  • 200 gr of lard (in butchers)
  • 300 g of icing sugar
  • ½ pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Icing sugar for dusting

How to prepare polvorones for allergic children, step by step

1- Sift the flour and sugar. Add the butter and cinnamon. Knead until obtaining a homogeneous and smooth dough. If the child does not have an allergy to nuts, you can add 300 grams of ground toasted almonds.


2- Spread the thick dough and, with the help of a pasta cutter, cut discs that will be placed on a plate in the oven. If you don’t have a pasta cutter, you can roll the dough on itself, form a roll and cut it into slices.

3- Bake at 160 ºC for 40 minutes. Let cool and sprinkle with icing sugar. Wrap the polvorones in tissue papers of different colors.

Now you have to let them cool, it is convenient that they rest 24 hours on the oven tray before handling. Serve sprinkled with icing sugar and, if you wish, wrap them with colored paper. The more fun the packaging, the more palatable they will be. We can also try other alternatives. If we separate the dough into 2.3 or 4 parts and add a spoon of orange, lemon, pineapple zest, we will have polvorones of different flavors.