Cuban Sugar Cookies

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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Approximately 24 cookies
1 Hr 30 Min
25 Min


  • 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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About Cuban Sugar Cookies

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

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