Mantecaditos (Latin Shortbread Cookies)

Mantecaditos (Latin Shortbread Cookies)



  • 1/2 cup emulsified shortening
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 tbsp Brandy Liqour
  • 1 tbsp almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  • 1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Grease two trays of cookies 2. With electric mixer the butter mixture , butter, sugar, egg yolks , rum and almond extract until smooth . Then add the flour gradually . 3. A mixed knead some time and shape the mixture into small balls . 4. Place on a tray leaving a 1-inch space between one mantecadito and another. 5. Press a finger into the center of each ball and place in the center of each a slice of colored sprinkles. 6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool . Tips : Place the oven rack in the second or third level to prevent burning underneath. I recommend also use parchment paper or silicone baking mat cookies.

By: Chrysty

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