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Recipe for Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos) by Dawn’s Recipes

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Recipe for Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos) by Dawn's Recipes

We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos). This dish qualifies as a Easy level recipe. It should take you about 45 min to make this recipe. The Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos) recipe should make enough food for 3 1/3 dozen or 20 (2 cookie) servings.

You can add your own personal twist to this Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos) recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential bakeware items that might be necessary for this Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos) recipe.

Ingredients for Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos)

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Nutmeg, Ground
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 5 maraschino cherries, each cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Almond Extract

Directions for Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos)

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour and nutmeg in medium bowl. Set aside. Beat butter, shortening, sugar and extracts in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually stir in flour mixture until well mixed. Dough should be slightly moist. If dough looks dry, sprinkle with water and work into dough. If dough is sticky, sprinkle with additional flour.
  2. 2. Spoon dough by teaspoons and shape into balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Gently flatten each ball with palm of hand. Press a cherry piece in the center of each cookie.
  3. 3. Bake 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Bakeware for your recipe

You will find below are bakeware items that could be needed for this Almond Shortbread Cookies (Mantecaditos) recipe or similar recipes. Feel free to skip to the next item if it doesn’t apply.

  • Cooking pots
  • Frying pan
  • Steamers
  • Colander
  • Skillet
  • Knives
  • Cutting board
  • Grater
  • Saucepan
  • Stockpot
  • Spatula
  • Tongs
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden Spoon

Categories in this Recipe

  • Cookie – A cookie is a baked or cooked snack or dessert that is typically small, flat and sweet. It usually contains flour, sugar, egg, and some type of oil, fat, or butter. It may include other ingredients such as raisins, oats, chocolate chips, nuts, etc.In most English-speaking countries except for the United States, crunchy cookies are called biscuits. Many Canadians also use this term. Chewier biscuits are sometimes called cookies even in the United Kingdom. Some cookies may also be named by their shape, such as date squares or bars.Biscuit or cookie variants include sandwich biscuits, such as custard creams, Jammie Dodgers, Bourbons and Oreos, with marshmallow or jam filling and sometimes dipped in chocolate or another sweet coating. Cookies are often served with beverages such as milk, coffee or tea and sometimes “dunked”, an approach which releases more flavour from confections by dissolving the sugars, while also softening their texture. Factory-made cookies are sold in grocery stores, convenience stores and vending machines. Fresh-baked cookies are sold at bakeries and coffeehouses, with the latter ranging from small business-sized establishments to multinational corporations such as Starbucks.
  • Almond Recipes
  • Nut Recipes
  • Dessert – Dessert (/dɪˈzɜːrt/) is a course that concludes a meal. The course consists of sweet foods, such as confections, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine and liqueur. In some parts of the world, such as much of Central Africa and West Africa, and most parts of China, there is no tradition of a dessert course to conclude a meal.The term dessert can apply to many confections, such as biscuits, cakes, cookies, custards, gelatins, ice creams, pastries, pies, puddings, macaroons, sweet soups, tarts and fruit salad. Fruit is also commonly found in dessert courses because of its naturally occurring sweetness. Some cultures sweeten foods that are more commonly savory to create desserts.
  • Low Sodium
Chef Dawn
Chef Dawn

Chef Dawn lives and breathes food, always seeking new ingredients to whip up super simple recipes that are big on bold flavor. Being half French, she tends to treat food as a source of pleasure rather than just fuel for our bodies.

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