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Spanish Cookies

Spain has a wide variety of cookies and pastries. Many of the cookie recipes are best suited to eat with a cup of coffee or tea.

Nevados or Nevaditos Cookie Recipe
"Nevados" or "nevaditos" are a type of "mantecados" or shortening-based cookies. They are traditional Christmas cookies in Spain, that are rich, flaky and will melt in your mouth.

Spanish Perrunillas Cookie Recipe
Traditional cookies from the region of Extremadura, "perrunillas" are rich little sweets made with shortening, eggs, flour, a touch of cinnamon and a splash of liqueur. As they melt in your mouth, you'll know why "perrunillas" were traditionally made for all special occasions.

Saints Bones Recipe - Huesos de Santo
"Huesos de Santo" or in English, "Saints Bones" are traditional Spanish sweets eaten on November 1st, All Saints Day. The sweet egg yolk filling is surrounded by a tube of marzipan, almond paste.

St. Isidore Ring Cookie Recipe - Rosquillas de San Isidro
These traditional "rosquillas" or ring cookies are typically eaten in Madrid during the festival of St. Isidore, celebrated each May. This recipe is for the basic cookies without icing, which are called "tontas," or "foolish". The "listas," or "smart ones" are covered in icing made of sugar, lemon juice and egg, and the "Santa Claras" are...

Traditional Spanish Christmas Cookies
Christmas time in Spain is an absolute gastronomic explosion! There is so much to taste, including many traditional sweets. Many time-honored desserts made with almonds, honey, anise, sugar and fruit. Below is a list of the favorite Spanish Christmas cookie recipes.

Mantecados - Traditional Crumble Cakes
As their name suggests, these traditional Spanish crumble cakes or "mantecados" crumble very easily. In fact, they are so soft, they will literally melt in your mouth. Light and full of flavor, words will not do them justice. You'll have to make them to see why they are a Spanish favorite and why no Spanish home is without "mantecados" at...

Polvorones - Almond Cookies
Rich and crumbly these traditional "polvorones" (Almond Cookies) are a delicious cookie, especially popular at during the Christmas season. They are very rich and practically melt in your mouth!

Rosquillas de Vino - Wine Ring Cookies
"Rosquillas de Vino" or in English, "Spanish wine cookies" are made with wine, but what you'll really taste is the anise flavoring! These rosquillas go well with a hot cup of tea or coffee, though the Spanish typically enjoy them with a small glass of anise liqueur.

Crispy Polvorones - Almond Cookies
Rich and crumbly, but crisper than the traditional version, this "polvorones" (Almond Cookies) recipe is a delicious cookie that is popular in Spain during the Christmas season.

Pestiños Recipe - Spanish Christmas Cookies from Andalucia
Pestiños are flakey and delicate Spanish Christmas cookies from Andalucía, in southern Spain. They are very easy to make and the ingredients are probably already in your pantry – simply flour, anise seeds or flavoring, white wine and oil. Roll, cut and fry. Once fried, dip them in warm honey and enjoy!

How to Make Spanish Pestiños Step-by-Step Recipe - Pestinos
Pestiños are flakey, delicate Spanish Christmas cookies from Andalucía, Spain. Follow this easy photo step-by-step to make them. The ingredients are probably already in your pantry – flour, anise seeds or flavoring, white wine and oil. Roll, cut and fry. Once fried, dip them in warm honey and enjoy!

Murcian Almond Cookie Recipe - Galletas Murcianas
These shiny, golden and traditional almond cookies originate in Murcia, a small province on the eastern coast of Spain. With a mix of ground almonds, anise and orange juice, they are flavorful. Our version of the recipe contains olive oil, but no eggs. These Murcian Cookies are a quick and easy cookie recipe to take to a potluck or holiday party.

Mini-Palmera Pastry Recipe - Palmeras de Hojaldre
"Palmeras", or in French "palmiers" are scroll-like pastries that are sweet and flaky. Every pastry shop and supermarket in Spain carries them. Spanish serve them for breakfast or afternoon snacks, and dip them in hot coffee or chocolate. Our mini-palmeras are easy to make with puff pastry, a bit of butter and sugar. Prepare a batch for a party, brunch, dinner or afternoon snack.

How to Make Mantecados - Traditional Spanish Crumble Cakes Step-by-Step
These traditional Spanish crumble cakes or "mantecados" crumble very easily. In fact, they are so soft, they will literally melt in your mouth. Light and with a delicate anise flavor, words will not do them justice. You'll have to make them to see why they are a Spanish favorite and why no Spanish home is without "mantecados" at Christmas!

Easy Spanish Fried Cakes with Honey Recipe - Tortitas con Miel
Simple fried desserts covered in honey are typical in many parts of Spain. This recipe originates in the region of Aragon, in northeastern Spain. Round discs fried until golden and fluffy are then coated in warm honey. It makes a warm, sweet Spanish breakfast or afternoon "merienda" (snack).

Easy Spanish Almond Cookies Recipe - Almendrados
Simple-to-make traditional Spanish cookies made with ground almonds, eggs and sugar. They make perfect cookies for Christmas, a special tea or snack.

Roscos de San Antonio Recipe
Traditional cookies made with shortening, eggs, flour and sugar. Rich and flaky, baked to golden.

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