Cornstarch Guava Cookies

This is the recipe for some famous Brazilian cookies, I was dying to eat some guava cookies and I found a great recipe. They were delicious, and a funny thing was that, when I made the cookies, I left them on the table, then I realized that my father had eaten almost everything but he didn’t tell me if he liked the recipe. Then, at dinner my sister asked me about the cookies and I told her that they ran out, so she asked me to bake more, it was then that my father listened and asked me surprised: “It was you who baked it?”, I said yes, and he said: “No no, you bought it”…hehe. I thing that the cookies were so good that he didn’t believe that it was me who baked it…haha. So, you can imagine how good the cookies are, and It’s worth baking it.

Cornstarch Guava Cookies


250g sugar
500g cornstarch
100g all-purpose flour
200g unsalted butter
2 eggs
Vanilla extract
Guava paste


Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack in center of oven. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sift cornstarch, sugar and flour together. Add the lightly beaten eggs, vanilla extract and blend in the butter. Knead well. Let stand ten to fifteen minutes. Roll the dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter. Place the balls on parchment lined cookie sheets. Press down with your thumb to make a small well in the center of the cookie and
fill with guava paste. Do not press too hard or the cookie will fall apart. Or you can use cookies cutters and spread guava paste in one cookie and top with another cookie.
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly firm. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the cookie sheet t
o firm up before moving them to a wire rack to finish cooling.

4 thoughts on “Cornstarch Guava Cookies

  1. Oi Pam, onde foi parar o link para o blog em português?Não dá mais para acessar…clicando em seja bem vindo cai aqui?????
    Bem não entendi cem por cento da receita , mas a foto está um convite!!!

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