Torticas de Morón

Cuban Shortbread Cookies

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 dozen

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

These shortbread cookies are a typical recipe from the town of Morón in the Cuban province of Ciego de Ávila. They are sold at bakeries both in Cuba and in the United States and are a favorite snack to consume with a cafecito. Though some contemporary recipes call for vegetable shortening or even oil, it is lard that gives these cookies their wonderfully delicate texture. Contrary to popular belief, lard ranks with butter in digestibility and is actually lower in saturated fat than b