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Traditional Spanish crumble cakes

Mantecados are similar to shortbread cookies. They are very buttery and crumbly with a hint of lemon, sometimes they are made with slightly different spices like anise.

Ready in
45 m
Calories Per Serving


  • 1 1/2 Cup flour
  • 1/2 Cup almond flour
  • 1 Cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 1 egg, beaten


In a mixer, beat the butter and sugar until creamy. Gradually add both types of flour and continue mixing.

Add the lemon zest, cinnamon and baking soda and continue mixing.

Divide the dough into balls, cover, and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

using a teaspoon or your hand, scoop out a little bit of dough and rool into a ball. If the dough is too sticky add some flour.

Place the balls onto an ungreased baking sheet and press down slight to form a thick disk.

Brush the beaten egg on top of each cookie.

Bake until they are light brown, about 10- 15 minutes.