Biscoitos De Maizena Recipe

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These delicious cornstarch cookies are a favorite in Brazil.  They are named “Maizena” because that is the brand name of the favorite cornstarch used in Brazil.  Because of this, the cornstarch company was probably the creator of the cookies.  As you can see, these cookies are made with cornstarch and no flour.  Delicious anytime of the year, but also great for a Gluten-Free Diet.  They are very light and they just melt in your mouth.


Biscoitos De Maizena


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Biscoitos de Maizena – Cornstarch Cookie Recipe:

Biscoitos De Maizena Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 3 dozen


2 cups cornstarch
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4 cup salted butter, room temperature



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Either line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, silpad, or lightly butter.

Using your mixer on low speed, combine cornstarch, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and butter until well combined.  Let the dough sit approximately 10 to 15 minutes before rolling into balls.

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls in the palm of your hand and place onto the prepared cookie sheet.  Use the tines of a fork to make grooves on top of the cookies and to flatten them slightly.

You can also place the dough in a cookie press.  Pack the dough into a cookie press fitted with desired template (disks can include wreath shapes, stars, crescents, etc).  Begin cranking and twisting (if you use an automatic cookie press follow manufacturer's instructions) the cookie dough through cookie press, forming desired shapes, onto chilled ungreased cookie sheets about 1-inch apart.

Bake the cookies on the center rack of the oven for approximately 7 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.  Remove from oven.

The cookies are very fragile when hot. Let them cool slightly before removing form the cookie sheet.

Yields 3 dozen cookies.


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