Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Torticas de Morón

Large yellow sugar cookies.

12 large cookies

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest
yellow food coloring, if desired

Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cream sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg. Add the vanilla and lime zest. Add a few drops of food coloring. Add flour mixture a little at a time until the dough is well combined. Roll out dough to about ½" in thickness. Cut the dough with a 4 or 5 inch round cookie cutter. Bake 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Jos Ginter from Connecticut says: When preparing, the dough has a “Play-Doh” consistency. This explains for the “Play-Doh” taste of the cookie. Avoid making when possible….

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