Torticas de Morón (Cuban Sugar Cookies with Lime Zest)
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Torticas de Morón (Cuban Sugar Cookies with Lime Zest)

Cuisine Cuban
Servings 20 -24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup (230 grams) shortening
  • 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
  • 3 cups (360 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350˚F (177˚C). Beat together shortening and sugar until well blended. Slowly add flour to the mixture to make a smooth dough, then sprinkle in the lime zest and mix well.
  • Roll the dough out onto a floured surface so that it is about 1/2 inch (13 mm) thick. The dough will be dry enough to crack; press together when this happens to make a smooth surface. Cut out rounds with a 2 inch (5 cm) cookie cutter. Bake on a nonstick baking sheet for 20-25 minutes until golden in color. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.