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Torticas de Moron – Cuban Sugar Cookies

Torticas de Moron are Cuban sugar cookies.
Cooking Method
Difficulty Easy
Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 55 mins
Servings 6
    Cookie Dough
  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Lime Zest
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • Lime Glaze
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • 2 teaspoons Lime Juice
  1. Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Creaming shortening and sugar together for torticas de moron.Using a mixer cream together shortening and sugar until creamy.
  3. Adding lime zest to torticas de Moron.Mix in egg, vanilla and lime zest until evenly incorporated.
  4. Mixing in the flour for torticas de moron.Mix in flour mixture a cup at a time. Dough will be crumbly in texture.
  5. A rolled log of Cuban sugar cookiesTransfer dough to a lightly floured work surface. Shape cookie dough into a 2 inch diameter log. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Slicing 1/2 inch cookies.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut log into 1/2 inch slices.
  7. Uncooked torticas de moron on a cookie sheet.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place each cookie about an inch apart and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. While cookies are cooling make the glaze. In a small bowl mix together powdered sugar, water and lime juice. Spoon glaze over cookies and let set. Sprinkle extra lime zest over glaze for color if desired.