A Dia De Los Muertos Bloggers Event at Presley’s Pantry

I had a group of blogger friends at my house a few weeks ago for a Dia de Los Muertos gathering, I should actually call it a potluck.  Everyone brought over a dish made with Mazola Corn Oil, it had to be something that reminded them of a loved one lost.  We feasted on all the delicious food and drank hot chocolate and orange juice while a backdrop of a loud “Buena Vista Social Club” and “Linda Ronstadt- Canciones de mi padre” soundtrack played.  Memories of the departed were alive and filled us with joy. Feliz Dia de Los Muertos. Here are some photos from that day!

  

  

Here is a list of all the yummy dishes my blogger friends brought:

 Ingredients for Sugar Cookies:

  • 1 1/2 – sticks of butter (salted)
  • 1 – cup sugar
  • 1- cup powdered sugar
  • 1 – cup Mazola Corn Oil
  • 2 – eggs
  • 1 1/2 – teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 – cups flour
  • 1 -teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 – teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a large mixer add butter and sugars.  Beat until creamy.
  3. Then add in Mazola Corn Oil, eggs and vanilla extract.  Mix well to combine.
  4. In a large bowl sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  5. Then add flour mixture to sugar corn oil mixture.  Mix to combine.  Do not over mix.
  6. Remove from mixer and divide into 4 parts.  Flatten each part into a disk and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours or overnight.
  7. Roll dough out to a 1/4 inch thickness and cut with skull cookie cutter.
  8. Place on a wax paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until slightly golden around the edges.
  9. Place on a cooling rack to cool completely before decorating.

Ingredients for Royal Icing:

  • 1 – pound powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
  • 3 – tablesppons meringue powder
  • 8 – tablespoons warm water
  1. Beat all ingredients (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).
  2.  For stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.
  3. When using large countertop mixer or for stiffer icing, use 1 tablespoon less water.
  4. Thin Royal Icing: To thin for pouring, add 1 teaspoon water per cup of royal icing. Add 1/2 teaspoon water at a time until you reach the consistency that is right for you. 
     Mazola® invites you to experience the delicious authentic taste of Mazola® Corn Oil when preparing your favorite family recipe for friends, or feel free to cook one of the many delicious recipes found online at the new Spanish-language Facebook page from Mazola®: www.facebook.com/MazolaEspanol.
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