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Chocolate Polvorones

Serves: 24 peopleScaling: 1 batch Total time (min.): 80Complexity (1 to 3): 2
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Polvorones are a crumbly, Christmas cookie simply decorated with sprinkled icing sugar.

Tools

K beater
Baking tray, large x 2
Star-shaped cookie cutter, 6 cm 

Ingredients

Ingredients 1
Plain flour300 g
Ground almonds100 g
Ingredients 2
Hazelnut chocolate spread125 g
Lard100 g
Icing sugar    100 g
Cocoa powder15 g
SaltTo taste
To Finish
Icing sugar    As needed

Method

Getting started

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C.
  2. Line the baking trays with parchment paper.
  3. Fit the K beater to the machine.

Ready to Make
Stage 1
  1. Spread Ingredients 1 (flour, almonds) evenly on to the prepared baking tray.
  2. Bake at 150°C for 30 minutes, stir occasionally during baking
  3. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Stage 2
  1. Add Ingredients 2 (chocolate spread, lard, icing sugar, cocoa powder, salt) into the Mixer bowl
  2. Transfer the baked almonds into the Mixer bowl.
  3. Attach the Mixer bowl too the machine, fit the splash guard.
  4. Start the machine on speed Min and gradually increase speed.
  5. Mix on speed 3 for 3-4 minutes until the mixture resembles.
  6. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula hallway through or as necessary.

Stage 3
  1. Transfer the crumb mixture from the Mixer bowl to a work surface.
  2. Shape into a flattened disc.
  3. The mixture is very dry, but the warmth from your hands will begin to melt the fat in the mixture and it will become like a short biscuit dough.
  4. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the dough out until 1“thick or preferred thickness.
  5. Use a cookie cutter to cut out desired shapes from the dough.
  6. Place the shaped dough on the prepared baking tray.
  7. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes or until firmed.

Stage 4 
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150°C.
  2. Retrieve the chilled dough shapes from the fridge.
  3. Bake 150°C for about 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. Dust the biscuits with icing sugar.

Serve