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cuban sugar cookies

a recipe by
Marie Valdes
Brandon, FL

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.

serves Approximately 24 cookies
prep time 1 Hr 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For cuban sugar cookies

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

How To Make cuban sugar cookies

  • 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.

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