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Abuelita Powder Cookies

Abuelita Powder CookiesGrated Abuelita chocolate give these festive cookies a tasty south-of-the-border flair.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/4 cups powdered sugar - divided use
3 tablets (90 g each) NESTLÉ ABUELITA Chocolate, grated
2 cups vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Mix flour, 2 cups powdered sugar and Abuelita in medium bowl. Place shortening in large mixer bowl; beat at medium speed, adding flour mixture gradually until combined. Add vanilla extract; beat until combined. Freeze for 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Shape 1 tablespoon dough into ball; repeat with remaining dough. Place balls 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets and press lightly to flatten.
  4. Bake for 16 to 18 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Dust with remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

Makes 6 dozen cookies.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.