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Polvoron with Cashew

Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/candy made of roasted flour, powdered milk, sugar and butter and this has added cashew in it to make it extra special. It is so easy to make and a real treat. 
Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/ candy made of roasted flour, powdered skim milk, sugar and butter and this has added cashew in it to make it extra special. It is so easy to make and a real treat. |www.foxyfolksy.comMaking these Polvoron brought back memories from when I was still in grade school, I was in 5th grade if my memory serves me right. My mama made some for us and I brought a bag of it to school to snack on. My classmates started asking if they can buy some of my Polvoron and an idea was born! That afternoon when I came home, I asked my mama to make more Polvoron because my classmates liked them so much and I got some orders!  The next day she bought all the materials and ingredients needed and we started to make a lot of Polvorons. My siblings and I were assigned with the wrapping and packaging. I think I sold each pack of 10 for 10 Pesos and our small business was a big success back then. All Polvorons made the previous day were always sold out the next day and even kids from other classes were also coming to me to buy some. It went on for some months and now I am wondering how can those kids (ok, me included) eat Polvoron every single day.      

Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/ candy made of roasted flour, powdered skim milk, sugar and butter and this has added cashew in it to make it extra special. It is so easy to make and a real treat. |www.foxyfolksy.com

Mama’s Polvoron back then didn’t even have cashew in them like this one. Imagine if we also sold flavored Polvorons like the ones sold in Goldilocks now, we could have made a fortune!!! ; -b. Goldilocks is a popular bakeshop in the Philippines and they are also known for their Polvoron.  I will not claim that this recipe for Polvoron with cashew taste exactly like theirs, it was not my aim to start with but I got really good feedback from my test subjects (i.e. myself, Armin, his work colleagues and my former colleagues)     

Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/ candy made of roasted flour, powdered skim milk, sugar and butter and this has added cashew in it to make it extra special. It is so easy to make and a real treat. |www.foxyfolksy.com

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5 from 3 votes

Polvoron with Cashew

Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/candy made of roasted flour, powdered milk, sugar and butter. This has cashew in it to make it extra special.
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Course: Dessert,Snack
Cuisine: Asian,Filipino
Servings: 40 (big)
Calories: 124kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups powdered skim milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups ground cashew
  • 7 ounces unsalted melted butter

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a large pan or skillet, toast the flour over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 15 minutes or until slightly browned.
  • Remove pan from heat and add the powdered milk, sugar and ground cashew and mix until well combined.
  • Add the melted butter and again mix well.
  • Form polvoron using a polvoron molder then wrap each in a japanese/tissue paper or cellophane wrapper
Nutrition Facts
Polvoron with Cashew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 124 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Potassium 53mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 5g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 2.5%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/ candy made of roasted flour, powdered skim milk, sugar and butter and this has added cashew in it to make it extra special. It is so easy to make and a real treat. |www.foxyfolksy.com

Polvoron is a Filipino shortbread-like cookie/candy made of roasted flour, powdered milk, sugar and butter and this has added cashew in it to make it extra special. It is so easy to make and a real treat. | www.foxyfolksy.com #filipinosweets #dessert #recipes #filipinorecipe #asianrecipe

Bebs

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  1. I’m actually craving for Polvorons! But I don’t know where to get powdered skim milk or powdered milk here in DE. Any suggestions, please? Thanks!

    1. Hi Tin, I prefer it a little finer because it is easier to shape or mold them so I grind mine using a food processor but some also prefer it coarser so they can feel the cashew bits…

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