Philippine Butter Cookies

    17 mins

    These are also called Puto Seco. This is a tasty, butter cookie that is complimented with a cup of tea. The cornstarch in the recipe makes them light and crunchy.

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    Serves: 60 

    • 225 g (1 cup) butter, softened
    • 200 g (1 cup) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 470 g (3 2/3 cups) cornstarch
    • 5 g (1 tsp) cream of tartar
    • 5 g (1 tsp) baking powder

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:17min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the cornstarch, cream of tartar and baking powder until well blended. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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    Very light and crispy, even our non-filipino friends rave about these. One recommendation, chill the dough before rolling into balls.  -  20 Feb 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wow! I've been looking for this recipe after making it once a while ago. I forgot the name and couldn't find it again. I initially tried it because I was looking for a special recipe to make into a cookie that was similar to those puffy mint candies that you pop in your mouth and they melt into a fine, sweet, minty powder. This recipe worked perfectly! I added 1 tsp of peppermint extract, a tiny bit of pink food color and some crushed candy canes. They were great!!! Thanks for a great recipe and thanks, mizliz, for posting the picture that helped me find it again!  -  04 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is such and easy and GREAT tasting recipe! The cookies are so light - they're addictive! I'm glad that I tried it and will definitely make them again!  -  13 Mar 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)