Polvorones de Pechita y Nuez – Mesquite and Pecan Shortbread

I was fortunate enough to be invited to present at this year’s Tucson Meet Yourself a Folk Life festival, the 46th annual festival representing many of the diverse cultures residing in this Sonoran desert city. This was both hugely flattering and terrifying. This is an event attended by thousands, and though my own audience would…

Polvorones de Almendra – Spanish Almond Shortbread Cookies

Along with mantecados de limón, polvorones de almendra are one of the more popular cookies consumed in massive quantities during Christmas in Spain. These almond shortbread cookies are similar to a pecan sandie, though dryer and more crumbly in texture. Just as with the mantecados de limón, the flour for the polvorones is lightly toasted,…