Cuban Sugar Cookies

Marie Valdes

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@Marie_Valdes

This is my husband's family traditional holiday recipe. They are referred to as "sand cookies". They have a wonderful soft texture and make the perfect holiday cookie gift. Easy enough for children to help with too.


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Serves:

Approximately 24 cookies

Prep:

1 Hr 30 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
sugar
1 c
shortening
1 tsp
vanilla extract
3 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
baking powder
1 Tbsp
lemon zest

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine all ingredients in a standing mixer (or hand mixer) and mix until combined well. Do not overmix.
Form into log, wrap in plastic and chill at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Cut cookie log into ½ inch slices and place on parchment lined baking sheet about 3 inches apart.
Sprinkle each cookie top with a little sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Do not brown or overbake.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Spanish