Polvorones con Guayaba (Puerto Rico Shortbread Cookies with Guava)
During our holiday vacation to Puerto Rico one of the things that I wanted I really wanted to eat was polvorones, a crumbly and yummy shortbread cookie. I attempted to make some a while back with no luck. Luckily, for me my Dad came to the rescue! He had a no fail recipe for polvorones. Yay me! I came home to try it, and was very happy with the result. Now, if only I can get little one to enjoy them as much as I do.
2 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of shortening (Crisco)
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon of almond or vanilla extract
Sprinkles or guava
Pre-heat oven to 350º F
- Mix together softened butter, shortening, extract and sugar
- Mix until it’s creamy
- Add flour slowly
- You will have a firm but crumbly looking dough
- With a scooper (or your hands) form a ball approximately 1 inch
- Place parchment paper on cookie sheet and place balls of cookies with 1″ space between each cookie
- Push gently in the middle and sprinkle the sprinkles or place a small piece of guava
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until it has a golden color
Enjoy! Do you have a favorite recipe cookie? Please share!
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