Sunday, February 9, 2014

Spain's Mantecados: An easy homemade recipe for a cookie that will crumble in your mouth.

This week's Around the World Dessert comes all the way from Spain. Mantecados are one of Spain's most famous desserts. Mantecados are also very well known for being called crumble cakes, reason being is because when you take a bite of one of these delicious cookies it melts and crumbles in your mouth. Though Spaniards make these cookies specially for christmas time, they are easy to make and enjoy at any time.
I got the following recipe from, it really explains and goes into a step by step video where you will be able to make this recipe and enjoy special Spainiard Mantecados. Enjoy making these delicious cookies and best of all enjoy tasting these delicious dessert from Spain.

Below are the ingredients as well as the video where you will find the step by step indications of how to make Mantecados from the convenience of your home.
  • 2 1/4 cups vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 shot glasses of anise (see note below for substitute)
  • 1 lemon peel, grated
  • juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 7 1/4 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg white, beaten for glaze

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