Mantecados is a name for a variety of Spanish shortbreads that includes the polvorón – a type of heavy, soft and very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of flour, sugar, milk, and nuts. Under the name Mantecados, these sweets are a traditional preparation of other areas of the Iberian Peninsula. In Cuba, Mantecado is ice cream and in Spain, it may be also the name given to a kind of sweet sherbet. In the Philippines, Mantecado is a popular and traditional ice cream flavor, characterized as a mixture of vanilla and butter.

Spanish Mantecados Cookies Recipe

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Spanish Mantecado Cookies Recipe

Spanish Mantecados Cookies Recipe

Mantecados is a name for a variety of Spanish shortbreads that includes the polvorón – a type of heavy, soft and very crumbly Spanish shortbread made of flour, sugar, milk, and nuts.

  • Author: Recipe ni Juan
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 60 pieces
  • Category: Breads
  • Cuisine: Spanish

Ingredients

  • 2 1/3 cups melted shortening
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ oz anise extract
  • 1 ¼ cups white sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon together.
  3. Add the melted shortening until all is mixed in well.
  4. Stir in the anise and knead for 5 minutes.
  5. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart.
  6. Place a blanched almond on top of each cookie and push down slightly.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes.
  8. When done, let cookies cool on cookie sheet for 30 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 8.4g
  • Sodium: 0.8mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.3g
  • Protein: 2.2g

Keywords: Mantecados Cookies, Spanish Mantecados

Mantecados Cookies

These Mantecados Cookies are commonly served during Holidays and are popular in Spain.

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