Grandma's Cornstarch Cookies


2 cups cornstarch
2 cups confectioner's sugar (sifted)
4 cups flour
6 sticks of butter at room temperature (that's right SIX!!!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Guava fruit jam or any other kind of jam you like


Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
Line cookie sheets with non stick mats or use a cooking spray.
Using a standing mixer with a paddle attachment cream the butter and vanilla until it is very light in color, approximately 10 minutes.
Add the dry ingredients and then mix on low until a uniform dough forms.
To form the cookies, you can make balls or use a pastry bag and drop the dough in about 1/2 inch circles.I like the pastry bag personally.You can use another pastry bag for the jam or a with a spoon add a small drop in the middle.
Bake for 12 - 15 minutes until the bottoms are slightly brown.




Barnaby Dorfman's picture

Wow! I've never heard of such a thing, these sound amazing! I love using cornstarch as a thickener, but have never used it as a primary starch in cookies. Thanks for sharing!

Mariana's picture

Hi! These are really great cookies and so easy to make!


These cookies are very common in Costa Rica and a family favorite.
This recipe comes from my grandmother and it's truly what I would call a comfort cookie. It's crumbly and buttery and it just disappears as soon as you put it in your mouth. The dough is a breeze to work with and it's so simple to make you won't believe it!

Make sure to leave enough space between these cookies as they expand in the oven!

I usually make only 1/4, at the most 1/2 of the recipe because of the massive quantities of cookies that come out.


1.0 loaf


Monday, November 30, 2009 - 2:00pm


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