Torticas de Moron (Cuban Cookies)

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

Recipe: #32950

July 16, 2019

"Recipe source: Memories of a Cuban Kitchen cookbook These cookies use ingredients I always have on hand and the recipe makes approximately 4 dozen and if kept in a covered container will keep for one week. We tend to freeze cookies so that way they will keep a bit longer."

Original is 48 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (18.7 g)
  • Calories 88.6
  • Total Fat - 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.4 mg
  • Sodium - 56.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 11.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 1.1 g
  • Sugars - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 1.3 g
  • Calcium - 10.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a bowl combine sugar and shortening and then add the remaining ingredients (-baking powder), blending with a wooden spoon but may have to finish blending the ingredients with your hands as the dough is stiff. Form the dough into a roll about 2 inches in diameter and wrap in plastic wrap and chill for one hour.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 3

Using a knife slice the dough into 1/4 inch slices and place them on a cookie sheet. With your finger make a small depression in the center of each cookie and then bake them for 20-30 minutes.

Step 4

Store cookies in a tightly covered container and then they will keep for one week.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

2 Reviews


Lovely, crumbly cookies! I have that cookbook too and am glad you posted this recipe where I can get to it quickly!


review by:
(9 Dec 2020)

Karen E

Loved these, and worked perfectly! I was quite generous with the lime zest so got very citrussy cookies, love them!!! Not too sweet! Thank you, great recipe, enjoyed for Culinary Quest 2019, Cuba, FeedBags. Incidentally I halved the recipe, and that worked perfectly, next time I will make the whole recipe though!


review by:
(5 Aug 2019)

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