Shortening Vanilla Flour Sugar Ground Cinnamon Salt Cinnamon Tea
In a small pot, add water and whole cinnamon, and bring to a boil. Then, turn off the heat and let sit until completely cool.
Add sugar and shortening into a bowl. Mix well to combine, and add vanilla.
Next, add salt and ground cinnamon to the mixer. Add half of the flour in stages, and mix only until everything is incorporated. Don’t over-mix.
A spatula will help you a lot. This will help in making sure everything is completely mixed in.
Add the cinnamon tea in stages, use only the amount of tea necessary to bring the dough together.
Add flour to a clean surface, and dust the rolling pin with flour too. Roll out, and cut the dough.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake them.
Put them in a cooling rack, once they are cool to the touch, cover them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Hojarascas are very delicate and soft cookies. They literally melt in your mouth. YUM!
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