Pastissets – Powered Sugar Cookies from Spain

While completing our Spain Unit, we came across these Pastissets. They are powdered sugar cookies and are deliciously. Both of our boys loved them so much! R helped me bake them which was even better.

Spanish Sugar Cookies

Pastissets - Powdered Sugar Cookies
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup lard, softened (or vegetable shortening)
  2. 1/3 cup butter
  3. 1/2 cup sugar
  4. 1 egg yolk
  5. 1/2 tsp lemon peel, grated
  6. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  7. 2 cups plain flour
  8. icing sugar for dusting
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the lard and butter with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the sugar, egg yolk and lemon peel and mix well.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and cinnamon and then slowly work it into the lard mixture with your hands until it forms a soft dough.
  5. On a floured board, roll out the dough to about 1/4" thick.
  6. Cut with a scalloped cookie cutter or whatever shape you wish.
  7. Place cookies on greased baking tray and bake for about 10 minutes or until golden.
  8. Allow to cool briefly on cookie tray.
  9. When cool, sprinkle with icing sugar.
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