Puto seco

    22 minutes

    These are tasty, Filipino butter biscuits that are great with a cup of tea. The cornflour in the recipe makes them light and crunchy

    25 people made this

    Serves: 60 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 3&2/3 cups (500g) cornflour
    • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Grease baking trays.
    2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the cornflour, cream of tartar and baking powder until well blended. Roll the dough into 2cm-sized balls (approx) and place them 3cm apart onto the prepared baking trays.
    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks.

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    Yummy. If you can cook these without eating all the uncooked dough you are doing well. light and fluffy and very Moorish.... Oh! and so easy to do.  -  10 Aug 2011


    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 USA and 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 USA and Canada)