A Cookie A Day: Kir Rodriguez's Cashew Polvorones

Note: Welcome to our third annual Cookie Month! Every weekday in December we're going to be sharing a cookie recipe with all of you, just in time for the holidays. So let's get those ovens preheated and get baking!


[Photograph: Ellen Silverman]

Nutty sweets are everywhere around the holidays in the form of almond cookies, pecan sandies, sugary brittles, and intricate marzipan. But there's one nut that seldom makes it from the cocktail mix to the dessert scene and that nut is the cashew.

These Cashew Polvorones, a recipe from Kir Rodriguez of the French Culinary Institute include finely ground cashews into sweet, crumbly-chewy little shortbread cookies. Once baked and coated with a heavy dusting of confectioners' sugar, you bite into the polvorone and that sweet richness from the cashews really does come through, making us wonder why there aren't more cashew cookies out there.

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To make Cookie Month even sweeter we have five (5) copies of of One Sweet Cookie to give away this week.

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