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Hojarascas (Mexican Shortbread Cookies) #SundayFunday

  Today the Sunday Funday group is writing about and sharing international cookie recipes. Thanks to Stacy of  Food Lust People Love , Sue of  Palatable Pastime , Rebekah of  Making Miracles , and Wendy of  A Day in the Life on the Farm  for coordinating this low-stress group. This week Wendy is hosting and asked us to post cookie recipes from around the world. She wrote: "I love learning traditions of other countries through cooking and baking. Share a traditional Christmas cookie from somewhere around the World that is special to you and tell us why it brings you fond memories." Here's the line-up... Sneha’s Recipe presents  Cashew Cherry Cookies   Palatable Pastime serves up  Chinese Almond Cookies   Culinary Adventures with Camilla gives us Hojarascas (Mexican Shortbread Cookies)  Mayuri’s Jikoni shares  Karachi Biscuits   A Good Life plates  Mexican Tea Cookies   A Day in the Life on the Farm discovers  South African Double Crunchers  Amy’s Cooking Adventures has  St
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