I must start by stating that I am not spoiling ANYTHING about the movie. For anyone who loves, hates, is confused about, or just isn’t into animated films, this movie is DEFINITELY still for you! (LOL) Let me explain and I’ll end it with a sweet cookie treat…
Quick Synopsis; 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 a bright kid who’s been thrust into a new school and is having a hard time adjusting to this new environment. But he’s having an even harder time adjusting to his entirely new and unexpected life as a Spider-Man. With the help of some surprising new friends, Miles learns to unlock the hero inside himself.
I have seen this movie twice so far and I’m still completely in love with the plots, the twists, the animations, and just the overall film in general. This movie gives off major Shock values and I guarantee even the viewer who isn’t into animated films at all, will find this movie very enjoyable and even relatable. I can also assure you that you’ll leave the theater NEEDING that epic Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse Movie Soundtrack!
Now for the sweet treats… “Mantecaditos” a.k.a. Puerto Rican Shortbread Cookies!
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup Salted butter, cool to touch
- 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, cold
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon Lemon Extract
- Preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC).
- Line an ungreased cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with Bakers Non-Stick.
- With a mixer, mix up butter and shortening until creamy and well combined (about 2 minutes).
- Add sugar and mix till creamy and fluffy (about 1 minute).
- Add the pinch of vanilla and lemon extract. Mix to combine.
- With the mixer on medium-low, mix in the flour… ¼ cup at a time. The mixture will look coarse and that’s how it should.
- Take a tablespoon of the cookie dough and form it into a ball and place it on the cookie sheet.
- The traditional way is to press on the cookie to flatten it slightly with your thumb and create a little “well,” but to make the Spiderman shape, I covered the cookie cutter in flour and then pressed it on o the balls to form the face. Don’t worry if they crack on the sides, they will turn out nice and very delicious.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, making sure to check at the 10-minute mark.
Once the cookies are out, you let them cool for about 5-10 minutes and cover with red icing or melted chocolate. The flavor is DIVINE and all the kids and even adults will love the shortbread flavor with some added sweetness!