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Biscoitos de Maizena Recipe


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Makes 36    Cold  Vegetarian  Sweet Biscuits  Cookies  Baked Fayre  Gluten Wheat Free Brazil  Sth American  South American



200g/7oz Cornflour

teasp Salt 

225g/8oz Granulated Sugar 

1 large Egg 

teasp Vanilla Extract( check ingredients)

175g/6oz Softened Butter



1. Place the cornflour, salt and sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix well.

2. Add the egg and vanilla and blend thoroughly then add the butter and mix well. 

3. Set aside for 15 minutes to rest.

4. Preheat the oven to 190C, 375F, Gas Mark 5 and line 2 or 3 baking sheets with parchment paper.

5. Form the dough into 2.5cm/1-inch balls and place on the lined baking sheets, spreading well apart. Bake for 5 to 7 minutes.


6. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.


Main equipment required to make this recipe



Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Baking trays

Wire Rack

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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven


Blend -  To mix together ingredients, usually of different consistencies, to a smooth and even texture, utilising a utensil such as a wooden spoon or blender.

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