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Polvoron on a parchment lined cookie sheet
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Polvoron

Polvoron is a Filipino-style shortbread made of toasted flour, powdered milk, sugar, and butter. Sweet, buttery, and easy to customize with different flavors, it's a delicious snack or dessert and great for gift giving, too!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 40 Pieces
Calories: 73kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup full cream milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter, melted

For the Pinipig Flavor

  • 1/2 cup pinipig

For the Cashew or Peanut Flavor

  • 1/2 cup unsalted cashew or peanut

For the Cookies and Cream Flavor

  • 6 Oreo cookies
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  • In a skillet over medium heat, add flour. Toast, stirring regularly, until lightly browned and aromatic. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • In a bowl, whisk together toasted flour, powdered milk, and sugar until well-combined. Add butter and continue to stir until well-combined.
  • Transfer mixture into a flat baking dish and using a polvoron mold, shape into solid cookies. Make sure mold is as compact as possible. 
  • Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze until firm for about 30 minutes.
  •  Wrap individually in cellophane or Japanese paper wrappers.

For the Pinipig Flavor

  • In a skillet over medium heat, add pinipig. Toast, stirring regularly, until lightly browned and begins to pop. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  • In a food processor, process until coarsely ground. 
  • Add to polvoron mixture and whisk together until well-combined.

For the Cashew or Peanut Flavor

  • In a skillet over medium heat, add cashews or peanuts. Toast, stirring regularly, until aromatic. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  • In a food processor, process until coarsely ground. 
  • Add to polvoron mixture and whisk together until well-combined.

For the Cookies and Cream Flavor

  • Scrape off cream filling from cookies. 
  • In a food processor, process until coarsely ground. 
  • Add to polvoron mixture plus additional 1 tablespoon butter and whisk together until well-combined.

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Nutrition

Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 49mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.4mg