Polvorones Cookies with The Godfather Cocktail

The pecans in Polvorones—also known as Mexican wedding cookies—add a rich nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the amaretto-based Godfather cocktail.
Photo by Meg Baggott / Cookies by Miss Ray

Courtesy Jove Hubbard, pastry chef, Cindy’s, Chicago

These crumbly, shortbread-style morsels melt in your mouth. They’re studded with chopped pecans for crunch and a rich, nutty flavor. Pair them with a cocktail made with amaretto to embrace the nuttiness.

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Ingredients for Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans
Directions for Cookies

Beat unsalted butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and ½ teaspoon salt until smooth. Sift flour and baking powder together, and mix into dough. Mix in 1½ cups chopped pecans.

Heat oven to 325˚F. Roll dough into 1½-ounce balls and place on baking sheet. Bake in batches until golden. While still warm, roll polvorones in powdered sugar. Let cool, and serve at room temperature. Makes about 36 cookies.

 

The Godfather Cocktail Pairing

In rocks glass, stir together 2 ounces Scotch and ½ ounce amaretto with ice.

Published on December 13, 2017
About the Author
Kara Newman 
Spirits Editor

Kara Newman reviews spirits and writes about spirits and cocktail trends for Wine Enthusiast. She's the author of Shake.Stir.Sip.: 40 Effortless Cocktails Made In Equal Parts (Chronicle Books, 2016) as well as ROAD SODA: Recipes and techniques for making great cocktails, anywhere (Dovetail Press, 2017). Email: spirits@wineenthusiast.net



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