Mexican Chorizo Filling
Makes: 1 lb.
Total Time: 25 minutes
Combine chili powder, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, brown sugar, cayenne, cinnamon, and cloves in a large bowl. Add pork and vinegar; blend mixture until combined.
Sauté sausage mixture in oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat until browned, 8–10 minutes. Chill filling until ready to fill tamales.
Per Per 1/4 lb.: 349 cal; 28g total fat (9g sat); 82mg chol; 545mg sodium; 3g carb; 1g fiber; 19g protein
Makes: 680 penny-sized cookies
Total Time: 15 minutes + 10 minutes baking per batch
Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, and spices; set aside.
Beat butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Beat in brown sugar and granulated sugar, creaming until smooth.
Beat in egg yolk, molasses, and water; beat smooth.
Gradually beat in flour mixture and pecans; batter will be thick. Working on a lightly floured surface with a small amount of dough at a time (about 2 Tbsp.), roll dough into a pencil shape. Using floured kitchen shears, snip dough into1/8- to 1/4-inch pieces onto a greased baking sheet. Bake cookies in a 350° oven until brown and crisp, about 8-10 minutes.
Per Per 6 cookies: 19 cal; 1g total fat ( sat); 3mg chol; 4mg sodium; 3g carb; 0g fiber; 0g protein
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6 WAKE UP WITH COFFEE CAKE
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8 CUISINE NOTES: Q & A
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12 HOLIDAY CHOWDER
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16 SURVIVAL GUIDE TO HOLIDAY DRINKS
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18 HOLIDAY DINNER - TURKEY OR BEEF?
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24 THE SIDES MAKE THE FEAST
32 SIMPLY ITALIAN
36 LITTLE BITES, BIG FLAVOR
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44 CHEESECAKE OR PECAN PIE?
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46 TAMALES AT HOME
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50 NEW MEXICO'S COOKIE
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