Philippine Butter Cookies

Philippine Butter Cookies

17 Reviews 2 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    12 m
  • Ready In

    17 m
John Pacheco
Recipe by  John Pacheco

“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.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 5 dozen



  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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Dave Aaserude

Dave Aaserude

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 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!



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!

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Amount Per Serving (60 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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