Polvorosas Recipe

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From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Polvo means "dust or powder" and in Guatemala these dusty and rich shortbread cookies are a favorite and the powdered sugar and powdered cocoa may get dusted a little bit down the front of you while you eat them!

1 1/2 cups all purpose unbleached flour
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
1 cup raw sugar
cocoa powder and powdered sugar for dusting the cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl whisk together the flour, cornstarch and salt and set aside. In food processor with steel chopping blade in place, cream the soft butter and then blend in the 1 cup of sugar to make a rather smooth creamy mixture. Slowly add the flour mixture to blend well but do not overmix. It will be crumbly and you should now be able to take about 1 - 2 teaspoons of the dough and shape it into a cookie about 1 1/2 inch in diameter and about 1/2 inch thick, placing them on a baking sheet. You can make them bigger if desired but keep them in a size and shape that can be easily picked up and eaten. Bake about 15 - 20 minutes until lightly browned. While still warm sprinkle and/or roll some with powdered sugar and the others with the cocoa powder.

Recipe created 2017-05-29.

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