Torticas De Moron (Cuban Cookies from the City of Moron)

Total Time
2hrs 10mins
10 mins
2 hrs

Moron is a city in the provice of Camaguey, Cuba. These cookies are from Mary Urrutia Randelman's "Memories of a Cuban Kitchen". The cooking time includes chilling and baking.

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  1. In a large bowl, mix the sugar and shortening thoroughly, using a wooden spoon.
  2. Gradually add the remaining ingredients, blending with your hands.
  3. Form the dough into a roll about 2 inches in diameter.
  4. Wrap the roll in plastic and chill for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  6. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/4 inch slices and place them on a lightly greased or parchment lined cookie sheet.
  7. With your finger, make a small depression in the center of each cookie.
  8. Bake until lightly browned, 20-25 minutes.
  9. Stored in a tightly covered tin, the cookies will keep for one week.
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I have been looking for a recipe for these since I picked them up from a Cuban bakery in Tampa. I LOVE THESE. Next time I make them, I'll try a tad bit more vegetable shortening, and a little less flour as I couldn't get the dough to stay together in a roll. Thanks so much for sharing!