Galletas Mexican Cookie Recipe

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Recipe 11 of the Christmas Cookies Around the World Holiday Project for Kids: Galletas Mexican Cookie Recipe

There are so many great ways to teach your children about the holiday season, and one of our favorites is by making Christmas cookies from around the world. Christmas Cookies Around the World is a great way to learn about different Christmas traditions. It can also be a fun acts of kindness activity.

Christmas Cookies-Mexican Galletas Christmas Cookies

The full Christmas Cookies Around the World product includes printable gift tags and note cards that can be attached to gift bags and shared with others. This is also a wonderful opportunity to incorporate an authentic writing experience into holiday activities. This activity is an age-appropriate way to emphasize togetherness while also learning about the traditions and popular recipes from other places around the world

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The Christmas Cookies Around the World series will help you gently introduce preschool and early elementary-aged children to:

  • World geography
  • Holiday traditions
  • Popular cookies from various cultures and parts of the world
  • Baking skills
  • Math and measurement
Fun Christmas Cookies to Bake with Kids-Mexican Galletas

Galletas Mexican Cookie

Galletas are also referred to as Mexican butter cookies. The Spanish word “galleta” means “cookie.”

Fun Facts About Mexico’s Christmas Traditions:

  • The Mexican celebration of Christmas is called las posadas
  • There are candle-lit processions, elaborate nativity scenes, Spanish Christmas carols, dancing and fireworks. While traditions like Christmas trees and Santa Claus have found a place in Mexican festivities, the holiday celebrations are firmly rooted in Spanish and indigenous culture.
  • Christmas Day is a time for church and family. After church services, Christmas dinner begins with oxtail soup with beans and hot chili, followed by roasted turkey and a special salad of fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Christmas in Mexico begins on December 16.
  • In Mexico most people speak Spanish (Español), so Happy/Merry Christmas is ‘Feliz Navidad’.
Christmas Cookies Around the World Holiday Party Idea and Cookie Recipes

Videos About Christmas in Mexico

This short video will run through many of the Mexican traditions associated with las posadas.

Learn all about what it’s like to celebrate Christmas in Mexico.

Websites About Mexican Christmas Traditions

Find out how Christmas is celebrated in Mexico with this helpful website.

Learn all about what it’s like to celebrate Christmas in Mexico with this helpful link.

Learn about all the traditions associated with Mexican Christmas in this post.

Books About Christmas in Mexico

‘Twas Nochebuena by Roseanne Greenfield Thong

Follow a family as they host a Nochebuena celebration!

The Legend of the Poinsettia by Tomie dePaola

This Mexican legend tells about how the poinsettia came to be and how it was a gift to the Christ child.

The Night of Las Posadas by Tomie dePaola

This book tells the story of a tradition in which Mary and Joseph go from door to door seeking shelter at the inn, and the birth of a Christian miracle.

A Piñata in a Pine Tree by Pat Mora

With things to find and count on every page, the pictures and pronunciations make it easy to learn all about the fun pinata tradition of Mexico.

Christmas in Mexico by Cheryl L. Enderlein

This book explores the many timeless traditions that bring people of Mexico together on Christmas.

Going Home by Eve Bunting

This joyous tale tells the story of a Mexican American family as they visit Mexico during Christmastime.

Pablo’s Christmas by Hugo C. Martin

This story tells the tale of a young boy named Pablo and how he hopes that his father will return home in time for Christmas from America.

Additional Resources for Teaching Children About Country


Learn a bunch of fun and interesting facts about Mexico!

Watch as kids try out different foods from Mexico.


Discover fascinating facts about Mexico with this helpful country guide.

Take a virtual trip to Mexico and learn all about the country.

Learn all about the interesting and unique parts of Mexico.


Living in . . . Mexico by Chloe Perkins

Discover what it’s like to grow up in Mexico with the help of this book.

Off We Go to Mexico! by Laurie Krebs

Learn Spanish words and phrases while also learning about the unique country and culture of Mexico.

A Kid’s Guide to Mexico by Jack L. Roberts

This book takes kids on an exciting and colorful adventure across the country to Mexico.

Next Stop: Mexico by Ginger McDonnell

Learn all about the history, culture, and geography of Mexico in the pages of this book.

Galletas Mexican Cookie Recipe

Galletas Mexican Cookie

Galletas are also referred to as Mexican butter cookies. The spanish word “galleta” means “cookie!”

Prep Time 10 mins

Cook Time 12 mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine Mexican

Servings 30 Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup nonpareils


Keyword Christmas Cookies, Cookies, Galletas, Mexican Cookies, Mexican Galletas

Easy Mexican Galletas Cookie Recipe-Baking with Kids-Christmas Cookies Around the World

Get Your FREE Christmas Cookies Around the World Taste Test Recording Sheet

Use the taste test recording sheet to have kids record information about the cookie(s) they tasted and rate how well they liked the cookies. Individual pages can be compiled into a taste test booklet for all the cookies you try in the series, or you can choose to have kids record only their favorite cookie if you prefer.

Free Printable Christmas Cookies Around the World Taste Test Recording Sheet

Save paper by printing two or four to a page if preferred.

Get the entire 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Around the World project

For those interested in expanding the 12 Days of Christmas Cookies Around the World project into a class or family project we’ve created a 50+ page activity guide to make it super easy for you.

Inside you’ll find:

  • Quick Reference List of Cookies and Countries
  • Generic Cookie Taste Test Recording Sheet
  • Cookie Taste Test Recording Table
  • Class Graphing Header and Voting Cards
  • Christmas Cookies Around the World Passport (three versions)
  • Taste Test Journal
  • Cookie Recipe Cookbook
  • Editable Cookie Recipe Page to add in additional family and multi-cultural options
  • Gift Tags
  • Notecards
  • My Family’s Favorite Cookie Recipe (two versions)
  • Editable Parent Letter (two versions)
  • Ingredient List by Cookie

The project is designed for use in the classroom, at home, or in community programs. Suggestions and modifications for each setting are included in the resource.

Get your Christmas Cookies Around the World Project

This project is also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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