Pecan Polvorones are a buttery nutty cookie filled with muscovado caramel and accented with rosemary. If you’re looking for a cookie that is just a little different with just the right amount of ‘sweet’, you have found it! #cookies #baking #muscovado
I’ve been thinking a lot about traditions lately; specifically Christmas traditions. When I was a kid, Christmas meant toys in the Sears Wish Book, baking in the busy farm kitchen, snow-shoeing in the back fields, and skating on ponds with my cousins. My siblings and I would wait for mom to ‘finish getting ready’ in the car every Christmas Eve. In the car, we listened to the ‘Santa report’ on the radio and if it was a starry night, we watched the northern lights dance across the sky.
Never Stop Believing
Years later,we figured out that she was arranging our gifts under the tree. When we got back from midnight mass, we were so excited Santa had visited! Poor mom, we always gave her a hard time about being late when she was just playing Santa.
Christmas with the Kids is Extra Special
Then I became a parent and everything that I did to prepare for the holiday season was for my babies. It was so easy to get caught up in their excitement and it seemed like the magic of Christmas would always make our lives brighter during the long Canadian winter months. As the children got older we decided to move across the world to Perth, Australia where we experienced two hot weather Christmases and tried our best to remain festive without the pond skating or the turkey dinner by going snorkeling and having a rock lobster feast instead. I think what I missed the most (other than family) was the joy of baking Christmas goodies because to me, the lengthening of days, arrival of snow, and baking days are what I need to mentally prepare for Christmas.
Pecan Polvorones with Muscovado and Rosemary Centres
This year I am starting a little bit early so that I can try out more recipes than ever before and because I attended the second meeting of our local ‘Bite Club’ hosted by local blogger and food personality Julie van Rosedaal. Our potluck meeting, comprised of local food enthusiasts, had a ‘holiday fingerfood’ theme to it and I came away with some great recipes for dishes to snack on during the holidays. As I tend to do at our family gatherings, I brought the sweets; namely these Pecan Polvorones which have a tiny little element of savoury as well. I found them (and many other delicious looking cookies) on fellow FBC food blogger’s site The Finer Cookie. Kimberlie’s blog is all about cookies and that is A-okay with me!
These cookies were a huge hit at Bite Club and I really think making them in the food processor is the secret to the buttery melt in your mouth texture. Next time I make them I may try to infuse a little more of the rosemary flavour into the muscovado filling, just to give them a bit more of that unique flavour.
Delicious Cookies from Dish ‘n’ the Kitchen