Perrunillas are a traditional cookie from Extremadura. Originally made with lard to give them rich and melt-in-your-mouth, this modern recipe uses vegetable shortening instead, as well as sugar, eggs, flour, lemon peel, cinnamon and a touch of aguardiente liqueur. Don't worry if you do not have aguardiente, use anise liqueur, or even rum! We enjoy these cookies so much that when we bake them, we must give most away, or we'll end up eating the entire batch before the day's out!
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