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Here’s a new way to use cookie cutters – make corn gorditas! Gorditas are chunky flour tortillas that you form using Maseca corn flour, baking powder and salt. You can decide what ever way you want to garnish them! I especially love these for Dia de los Muertos. You can prepare mole, or use red chile, like I did.

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Ingredients:

2    Cups MASECA® Corn flour
½   Tsp Salt
2    Cups Water

My mom-in-law also adds a pinch of baking powder. She said it  helps them stay fresh longer.

You’ll also need a skull cookie cutter. I’m using this one that Wilton Cakes sent me!

To garnish: Lettuce, shredded cheese, chopped olives, beans and rice and Mexican cream cheese.

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Combine ingredients to form a soft, doughy mixture. Mix thoroughly.

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Pat or roll out the dough and press in the cookie cutter and drop out the gordita. Continue this process until all the dough in the bowl is gone.

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Heat up a pan of oil. Insert one of the gorditas and fry it until it is golden brown and cooked. Continue until you’ve cooked all of the skulls!

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Place them all on a paper towel and blot any excess oil. Dust with salt.

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Fill the bottom of the plate with the red chile (we heated up a batch we bought at the grocery store). Coat the gorditas with the crema cheese and use the sliced olives to make the face. Place on the plate and add lettuce, cheese, (and onions if desired) rice and beans and serve! YUMMMMMM!!!!

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Click here to visit the official Maseca site for more recipes! Also the Amigas Bloguera site too! and the Mil Maseca Facebook page!

This is part of a compensated campaign with Latina Bloggers Connect and Maseca. However, all opinions expressed are my own.

Love & light,