Emily Bayless Project #42-Polvorones Mexicanos

I have a list of things I want to do. One of them is to cook every recipe in a cookbook so I’m working my way through Rick Bayless’ Everyday Mexican. I’ve eaten a lot of good stuff. This series is the record of those adventures. 

One of the funnest parts about the deck project has turned out to be the cooking sprees. Faced with the necessity of feeding our heroic husbands Dahlia and I had fun tearing our way through Rick recipes. Even better? When you are feeding four rather than two it almost seems compulsary that you make dessert every weekend and at some point you've made so much dessert that making shortbread cookies seems almost like making a snack rather than "dessert".

In a way they were more snacky than desserty: these adorable little cookies are made with whole wheat flour, topped with a pumpkin seed and are teeny tiny. I felt almost virtous while popping an unspecificed-for-my-protection amount of these little cookies in my greedy mouth. Served with some chocolate mexicana, they are perfect.

Posted on June 6, 2011 and filed under Mighty List.