Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Last week we attended an early screening of the new SPIDERMAN INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE movie from SONY Pictures. It was action packed, and filled with many surprises for sure. We really enjoyed the animation, and all the details that made it very different from all the other SpiderMan movies. 

Here's a small synopisis of the film below:

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

Miles Morales is an Afro Latino Teenager, and to celebrate his hispanic heritage roots we decided to make some yummy puerto rican shortbread cookies  called Mantecaditios, to get into the spidey spirit. We did change it up a little as we did not have all the regular ingredients to make them. 

Here are the ingredients, and directions if you would like to make them with your little spiders too!

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup unsalted butter, cool to touch1/2 cup vegetable shortening, cold1 teaspoon almond emulsion or almond extract1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractPinch of salt
Sprinkles or guava jelly cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
  1. Line an ungreased cookie sheet with parchment paper (optional).
  1. With a hand or stand mixer, cream butter and shortening until creamy and well combined (about 2 minutes).
  1. Add sugar and mix till creamy and fluffy (about 1 minute).
  1. Add the pinch of salt, vanilla and almond extract. Mix to combine.
  1. With mixer on medium low, mix in the flour by ¼ cup.
  1. The mixture will look coarse and that’s what we want!
  1. Take a tablespoon of the cookie dough and form it into a ball and place it on the cookie sheet.
  1. With your thumb, press on the cookie to flatten it slightly and create a little “well.” Don’t worry if they crack on the sides, they will turn out pretty.
  1. In the little well, drop a piece of guava paste or sprinkles.
  1. Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes. After 10 minutes, check the cookies for doneness. The cookies will not brown on top, but the sides will get golden brown and that’s what you want.
  1. Place them on a cooling rack for 5 to 10 minutes.

- You can also find this super cool SpiderMan cookie cutter that we used on Amazon, to create them just like we did!
Dont miss out and go watch SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE in theatres TOMORROW!

1 comment:

  1. Been Spidey's fan for over a decade now and the one who believes there can't be a better thing to relate to young Peter Parker than Spiderman Armor Avengers Infinity War Jacket. Man, I can't take my eyes off the unique pattern and that big spider at the front. I must say I comparatively find it a lot better than the previous ones!