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Special Pulvoron (Filipino Shortbread Cookie)

Pulvoron is the Filipino version of a shortbread cookie. Made with toasted flour, milk, butter and sugar, it’s rich, tender and crumbly that’s similar to a true shortbread. So addicting!
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 24 pieces
Author: Pam from PinoyBites


  • 2 cups cake flour lightly toasted*
  • 1 ¼ cups powdered milk
  • ½ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup melted butter


  • Pulvoron mold or ¼ cup (shallow) measuring cup
  • Pre-cut cellophane or Japanese paper *

Here's How:

  • Place the flour on a dry shallow pan. Turn the heat to medium and stir continuously for a few minutes until lightly browned (lower the heat if it’s browning too fast). Set aside until cool.
  • In a large bowl, add the toasted cake flour, powdered milk and sugar. Stir to combine then add the melted butter. Mix very well using a spatula until all the ingredients are fully incorporated. It will look like wet sand.
  • Fill the mold with the pulvoron mixture and press it firmly against the bottom of the bowl, making sure the mixture is packed well to create a compact pulvoron that unmolds easily. Close and twist the ends (like a candy wrapper). Repeat with the rest and enjoy!
  • Store at room temperature for a few days or refrigerate.


*Pre-cut cellophane wrapper or Japanese paper are used to wrap pulvoron. A thin wax paper can also be used if you can’t find any of the above. Or, you can pack them in small mason jars and eat with a spoon. We do that too😂