All-purpose flour Cornstarch Pork lard Sugar Salt Vanilla extract Cinnamon stick Star anise Whole cloves Water Ground cinnamon
To a small stockpot, add water, cinnamon stick, cloves, and star anise. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer. Allow it to cool completely.
In a large mixing bowl, place flour, cornstarch, lard, sugar, and salt. Mix together until crumbly. Add cinnamon tea and vanilla. Knead until everything is combined and a dough forms.
Preheat the oven and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll the dough ball, cut it with a round cookie cutter, and then transfer the raw cookies to the prepared baking trays.
Bake until the cookies are slightly golden. Remove the cookies from the oven and set on the counter.
Carefully, remove the cookies and coat them on all sides with the cinnamon-sugar mixture while they are still warm. Allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack.
These cookies go perfectly with a cup of cafe de olla. Be sure to make a big batch. They’ll be gone before you know it.