Pan De Polvo (Mexican Shortbread)

READY IN: 3hrs
YIELD: 60 cookies




  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut shortening into flour until mixture resemble coarse corn meal.
  • Add hot cinnamon and 1/4 cup anise tea and kneed dough until smooth.
  • This will take a while.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch diameter logs about 12 inch long.
  • Cut logs into 1/4 in thick circles.
  • Place close together on cookie sheet, but not touching.
  • They spread very little to not at all.
  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until bottom side of cookie become lightly golden brown, and when cookie is cut in half, it looks baked all the way through.
  • Combine granulated sugar and ground cinnamon.
  • While cookies are still hot, roll each one in sugar and cinnamon coating with a fork until well coated.
  • Place the cookies on cooling rack and cool completely.