woensdag 11 juli 2012

Maizena cookies

Let's just call them Angel cookies!

In my home country Suriname, South-America, we have these wonderful cookies that melt in your mouth! At least my version of these cookies..:) Some versions get very thick once you eat them. But I must warn,... these cookies are verryyyyy addictive!


In Suriname these cookies are called maizena cookies. It was named after the brand of the cornstarch/cornflour, Maizena.
In Brazil and Argentina they have the same/similar cookies. Biscoitos do Maizena (br) and Alfajores de Maizena (ar). Only the Argentinian cookie is a sandwich cookie with a dulce leche (caramel) filling.

Recipe Angel cookie

What do we need:
125 gram granulated sugar
125 gram butter
265 gram maizena (cornstarch/cornflour)
1 egg (preferably free range)
1 ts vanilla extract (or essence)
pinch of salt
hundreds and thousands sprinkles

Preheat the oven to 150°. 

maizena cookies

cookie makerEquipments
electric hand-mixer
cookie (press) press*

*If you don't have a cookie maker, you can form half an inch to 1 inch round balls. Then press the cookie with a fork twice for a criss cross marking.

1. Mix the sugar and butter on high speed until light/pale and fluffy.
2. When the sugar is half dissolve, add in the egg and whisk until incorporated.
3. Add pinch of salt and vanilla extract to mixture and whisk again for 2 minutes.
4. Add the maizena (cornstarch/cornflour) and mix it al together with a wooden spoon. The dough must be soft. Then mix it again for 2 minutes with the electric hand-mixer on high speed.
5. You can now fill your cookie maker with the dough. Shape your dough into cylinders and press into the barrel as directed in manufacturer's directions. Start pressing and sprinkle the cookies with hundreds and thousands... :) This looks very colourful! 
It is best to press the cookies directly onto a baking tray without a baking sheet. But just find out what works best for you.
6. Bake the cookies for 15 to 20 minutes. I like mine a little brown on the edges, so I leave them a bit longer.

This batch will yield about 30 to 40 cookies.

Enjoy... ;)

Angel cookies aka maizena cookies
Angel cookies (aka maizena cookies)

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