Mantecaditos con Guayaba (Shortbread Almond Cookies with Guava)

Mantecaditos con Guayaba ( Shortbread Almond Cookies with Guava)

about 18 cookies

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup guava paste, diced

Preheat the oven to 350 F. Cream sugar, shortening and butter in a large bowl. Mix in egg yolk and almond extract.  Blend in the flour a little at a time, until well combined and chunky. Shape a tablespoon of dough into a ball. Repeat with the remaining dough. Place the cookies on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Using your thumb press the down on the cookie.  Fill the dimple with about 1 tsp of guava paste.

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes, or until light golden brown.  Tranfer to cooling rack.

 
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