Best Classic Homemade Polvoron (Filipino Shortbread)

Polvoron is a sweet and crumbly Filipino shortbread. Using the best powdered milk and butter you can get elevates this easy, no-bake recipe.
2 dozen
Prep Time
10 Mins
Active Time
20 Mins

Polvoron is one of the easiest treats to make. You simply mix powders together, then shape them into little ovals. That's really it; this recipe is no different. But what makes this our best polvoron recipe are the ingredients, particularly the butter and the powdered milk, which really carry the flavor of the treat, plus the ratios of each.

The result is a not-too-sweet polvoron that's already delicious as is but still works great as a base for other iterations. The texture strikes the perfect balance, too—not too crumbly that it falls apart, nor too dense that it's hard to eat.

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