Mexican Christmas Cookies
|Vegetable shortening||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Grated orange peel||2 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Fresh orange juice||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs)|
|Ground cloves||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Finely chopped pecans||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Superfine sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
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 375Â°F 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Sprinkle with sugar while still warm.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 5218 Calories from Fat 2243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 256 g394%
Saturated Fat 57.2 g285.8%
Trans Fat 27 g
Cholesterol 211.5 mg70.5%
Sodium 580.5 mg24.2%
Total Carbohydrates 685 g228.3%
Dietary Fiber 22.9 g91.4%
Sugars 311.3 g
Protein 61 g121.2%
Vitamin A 7.6% Vitamin C 47.4%
Calcium 22.6% Iron 139.4%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet