Recipe: Mantecaos | I just want to eat!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Recipe: Mantecaos

Mantecaos are cookies that come from North Africa (some say that it originated in Spain). Some cook it with almonds or with cinnamon. On my side, I make them simply, as follows:
- 1 lb / 500 grams of white flour
- 0.5 lb / 250 grams of sugar
- 1.25 cup / 0.3 liter of vegetable oil

Mix all the ingredients together. Make small balls with the dough and place them on a baking sheet or aluminum foil (I put some flour on the aluminum foil so the cookies do not stick to it). Cook for 25 to 30 minutes in the oven at 350 F. Right before the end of the baking process, you can drizzle the top with chocolate powder.

Enjoy (I did)! Especially as I had to eat one of the cookies for the photo...


2 comments:

  1. can you substitute butter for the vegetable oil? I remember my mom using Lard to make those cookies!?

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    1. Dear Claire, Thanks for your comment. I have never tried with butter. It will probably change the taste, but I am sure will still be delicious!

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