almond shortbread

If there is a typical Christmas sweet, those are the mantecados. With a lot of different flavors and aromas, this recipe will be your wild card that you will make a thousand times. You can substitute cinnamon and lemon for vanilla, grated orange.

Ingredients

  • 230 g of icing sugar
  • the skin of a lemon
  • 100 gr of chopped toasted almonds
  • 100 gr of lard
  • 200 grams of flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 15g sesame

Preparation

  1. Toast the flour over low heat in a pan until lightly browned. Also toast the almonds.
  2. When they have cooled completely, put them in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and leave to rest in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180º. Sprinkle the work surface with flour and roll out the dough until it is 1.5 cm thick.
  4. Cut with the help of a pastry cutter and sprinkle with sesame.- Put them on a baking tray on baking paper or a silpat.
  5. Bake at 180º for 10-15 minutes, until the edges are golden brown. Let cool and sprinkle with a little icing sugar.

Recipe and photos by Loleta .

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