Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shortbread drop cookies with guava filling

Hi! Here in Puerto Rico we have some tradicional candy that are already part of our cultural you may say; like when I was small and lived in NYC, the big Apple and always had candy apples for summer and never could find these in other states so easily, well something like that.  Anyway, well these we love here and they are called "Polvorones" and others call them "mantecaditos" either way they are delish!!!!
This recipe makes about 50  small pieces.


1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups of All Purpose flour

Beat together the butter and Crisco with electric mixer, Cream well. Add sugar gradually and beat for 2min aprox. Then add in vanilla and slowly the flour cup by cup and beat until it forms a ball like mass. Refrigerate for 30 mins or I just put it in the freezer for 10 min if I'm in a rush, like always. Take out and make little 1" balls (or andy shape) and flatten them buy making a circle with the back end of the tale of the wooden stick. Bake on a cookie sheet with patchment paper for 10-15min on 350F.

Guava Paste or any filling you like!

Once baked and cooled some guava paste and cut into pieces and heat in microwave for 20 seconds and when its all melted just fill in the centers. Let cool completely; watch out for burns with the hot guava. These are also sooo good alone or you can just fill them with anything you like! Once again enjoy making and eating!

These were filled with some dark chocolate ganache I had left over from some macarons I had made earlier in the day. Enjoy!!

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