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.
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.