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Mexican Christmas Cookies

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The mexican christmas cookies are spiced orange and pecan cookies. Baked for the holidays with flour, eggs, sugar, shortening along with cinnamon and cloves, the mexican christmas cookies can be cut in various shapes. Sweet and festive, the mexican christmas cookies are best served sprinkled with sugar while warm.
Ingredients
  Vegetable shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Grated orange peel 2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Fresh orange juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Finely chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Superfine sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

Cream shortening, orange peel, and sugar until light.
Beat in egg, then orange juice.
Blend flour, salt, and spices.
Stir into creamed mixture.
Mix in pecans.
Wrap dough and chill overnight.
Next day, roll out a small amount at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut in desired shapes with fancy cookie cutter.
Put on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375°F 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Sprinkle with sugar while still warm.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Occasion: 
Christmas

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