Torticas de Morón are a short bread cookie originally from the city of Morón in central Cuba, in the province of Camaguey. This was from way back before Castro's revolution, so no, not in any way a result of Castro's influence. Nothing good has come from that man any way. Don't get me started! ;-)
It seems like this cookie was what put Morón on the map, and I've never met any Cuban that doesn't like them. This one is not authentic since I give it my own twist with cream cheese and guava. And that little sprinkle of sea salt on top, suggested by my friend Kristen B, makes it very unauthentically yummy.
The idea came to us from a request made by an editor at Saveur, so look for the recipe on their website this coming holiday season. I'l keep y'all posted when that happens.
Recipe tested and baked by the illustrious Jennie Kelley! Propping and styling by Kristen Dale Butler. Tasting by Manny R.