Josh Forisha

Hojarascas (Mexican Shortbread Cookies)

Takes about 45 minutes

Cinnamon Tea

Dredge Mixture

  1. Place cinnamon sticks in boiling water and steep for 10 minutes to make cinnamon tea. Let cool completely, then discard cinnamon sticks.
  2. Whip butter until soft peaks form (3 minutes).
  3. Blend in sugar, salt, vanilla extract, and ground cinnamon into the butter until fully blended.
  4. Mix in fully cooled cinnamon tea to form batter.
  5. (Optional) chill butter mixture in the fridge for about 5 minutes to make folding easier.
  6. Fold flour into butter mixture, careful not to overmix.
  7. Refrigerate dough while preheating oven to 350°F (convection).
  8. Roll out dough to ¼ inch height and cut into squares, then place onto baking sheet(s).
  9. Bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Cover bars in cinnamon–sugar dredge once out of the oven and slightly cooled.
Boiling Water Steep, cool Mix Fold Refrigerate Bake 15 min Dredge
Cinnamon Sticks
Butter Whip soft peaks
Vanilla Extract Preheat 350°F (conv)
Ground Cinnamon
() All-Purpose Flour
Sugar Mix
Ground Cinnamon