Valarie and I found this Cuban shortbread cookie recipe in the November 2012 issue of Saveur Magazine. We discovered it when looking for recipes for our Food Enthusiast Supper Club. The theme was Cuba. This recipe was inspired by a recipe developed by Gastrofotonomia blogger Manny Rodriguez. These cuban shortbread cookies are delicious with the guava paste, but we found adding more guava paste and turning them into cookie sandwiches provided the maximum flavor and balance of ingredients. The original recipe was delicious, just a bit on the dry side. These cookies originate from the city of Moron in central Cuba. The flavors of the guava paste paired with cream cheese, lime juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, sea salt and a bit of rum.
The original recipe for this cookie was a bit dry without adding more guava paste. We found for maximum flavor and taste, it is best to take to guave topped cookies and squeeze them into shortbread cookie sandwiches.
Keywords: Cuban Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with Guava Paste. Cuban Sugar Cookies (Torticas de Morón)