Polvarones are a Puerto Rican Christmas cookie.

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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat white sugar, butter, and shortening together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy. Mix in almond extract. Add flour in batches, kneading the dough to thoroughly combine.

  • Roll dough into walnut-size balls and place 2 inches apart onto baking sheets. Make a well in each cookie with a wooden spoon handle. Sprinkle colored sugar, sprinkles, and guava paste into the wells.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 16 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; 5.6 g total fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 18 mg sodium. 11.3 g carbohydrates; 0.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2020
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Rating: 4 stars
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Rating: 4 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2019
amazing cookies! Great recipe. I did add an egg as well. I love the flavor of this cookie with the guava! Thank You for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2019
I grew up in Puerto Rico! Learn to make this cookies at school! Love to make them for the holidays! I added 1 egg it makes them less crumbly. Enjoy it! Buen provecho! Read More