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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies                          Mexican
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2   c            Lard (NO SUBSTITUTION!)
      1/4   c            Sugar
    2       tb           Sweet sheery, such as
                         - Harvey’s Bristol Cream
    2       tb           Fresh orange juice
    1                    Egg yolk
      3/4   c            Unbleached all-purpose flour
      1/2   c            Sugar
      1/2   ts           Ground cinnamon
      1/4   ts           Ground cloves
   These are a traditional Mexican cookie and must be made with lard to have
   the right consistency.  So, eat a lot of oat bran the next day...don't
   forgo one of the best cookies you will ever, ever eat.
   Position a rack in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat the
   oven to 350F.
   In a mixer, whip the lard until it is light and creamy.  Beat in the
   sugar, sherry, and orange juice.  Beat in the egg yolk and then the flour.
   Roll the dough out between layers of waxed paper to a thickness of
   1/2-inch.  Cut out cookies in whatever shapes you wish, transferring them
   to ungreased baking sheets.  Bake them 12 to 15 minutes, exchanging the
   position of the sheets on the racks from top to bottom and from front to
   back at the halfway point, until the cookies are crisp and lightly
   For the coating, mix the sugar, cinnamon, and cloves in a wide shallow
   dish (like a pie plate).  Carefully dredge the cookies in the spiced sugar
   while they are warm.  Cool completely on a rack.  Store at room
   temperature in airtight tins.
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