Philippine Butter Cookies

Philippine Butter Cookies


"These are also called Puto Seco. This is a tasty, butter cookie that is complimented with a cup of tea. The cornstarch in the recipe makes them light and crunchy."


17 m servings 74 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 74 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 17 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 34 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Stir in the cornstarch, cream of tartar and baking powder until well blended. Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place them 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until light brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
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  1. 18 Ratings


Very light and crispy, even our non-filipino friends rave about these. One recommendation, chill the dough before rolling into balls.

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 ...

This is such and easy and GREAT tasting recipe! The cookies are so light - they're addictive! I'm glad that I tried it and will definitely make them again!

I think the recipe uses too much cornstarch. After bitting into one it taste like a ball of butter and cornstarch. I reccomend not making this recipe.

These were easy to make and delicious. I made them for my family to give them a taste of home..... I got thumbs up all round, even from none Filo relatives!

I learned to make these when i was in grade school but i lost my recipe. I am glad to find this. The cookies are like the way i remembered them: they are light and crunchy, and it's hard to s...

These cookies are special. I couldn´t form the balls, since the batter was runny. I froze them but they were still liquid! So I put them in little molds. Then I covered them with chocolate. ...

My daughter needed an asian dessert for a school project. This was easy and the cookies are great. We will put powder sugar on them next time. You need to have a drink with them. They are more l...

My son made these for his 6th grade report on The Philippines. They were a BIG hit! The kids loved them!