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Torticas de Morón (Cuban Sugar Cookies with Lime Zest)

Torticas de Morón (Cuban Sugar Cookies with Lime Zest)

A recipe for Torticas de Morón (Sugar Cookies with Lime Zest) from the cookbook, Comida Cubana.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Cuban
Keyword cookie, Cuba, Cuban, lime
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20 -24 cookies


  • 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


  • 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.