Polvorones or Mantecaditos
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Especially popular during Christmastime, polvorones or mantecaditos are the Puerto Rican version of shortbread cookies. This delicacy is rooted in Spanish culinary traditions that are very much alive on the island. Polvorones are sometimes topped with sprinkles or guava or just eaten plain. They're often sold by the pound and with good reason, once you bite into the crisp-but-crumbly, buttery cookie, you won’t be able to stop.
Besitos de Coco
Coconut kisses, the name says it all. They have no standard shape — sometimes they come in spheres, squares, or rich mounds of sweetness — but regardless of the form, besitos de coco are crunchy on the outside and moist on the inside with subtle coconut flavor throughout. Wash down these golden treats with a glass of milk for a very local experience.