• 1 cup and 2 tablespoons LC pie crust flour
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 1.5 teaspoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon ice cold water
  • 1.5 tablespoon ice cold vodka (yes vodka…I find it makes the dough flakier so have been putting a dollop of it in since I saw this on a cooking show. It does evaporate during baking which is what leads to the flakier crust)
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp shortening


  1. Mix everything together in a mixer using the dough hook. The resulting dough is just a tad sticky but not so that you can’t knead it with your floured hands.
  2. Wrap dough in a plastic cloth and put in the fridge for about an hour.
  3. Divide the dough into 6 pieces, roll each one separately and put in the empanada cutter.
  4. Fill with cheese, ham and cheese, or smoked salmon and cream cheese. All are great!
  5. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes.

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