Mantecaditos-Almonds Shortbread Cookies

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Diana Adcock

This is a traditional Puerto Rican Christmas Cookie

Top Review by BahaCanadian

Very nice, flaky cookies. I had no almond extract so I subbed 2 Tbsp of Amaretto which worked out brilliantly. I also pushed a whole raw almond on top instead of the maraschino cherry for half the batch.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place your oven rack in the middle on your oven and preheat to 350°.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour and nutmeg-set aside.
  3. In a large bowl beat butter, shortening and extracts and beat until smooth.
  4. Gradually add sugar and cream.
  5. Blend in flour-dough should be slightly moist.
  6. Using teaspoons and not your hands form into balls.
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and press down slightly.
  8. Cut each cherry into 8 pieces and place a sliver on each cookie.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes and cool on a rack.

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