Recipe By kb
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook 16m Additional - Ready In 31m
Servings 36 servings Calories 99.8

Polvarones are a Puerto Rican Christmas cookie.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 tablespoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons colored sugar, or as desired
  • 2 tablespoons sprinkles, or as desired
  • 2 tablespoons guava paste, or as desired

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 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.
  3. 3 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.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, 16 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 99.8
  • Carbohydrate 11.3 g
  • Cholesterol 6.8 mg
  • Fat 5.6 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.3 g
  • Sodium 18.5 mg
  • Sugar 4 g


  1. Polvorones
  2. 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.
  3. 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!

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