Posted on Friday, October 2, 2015 in Cookie Recipes

Gorete's Portuguese Spikes of Corn Cookies Recipe

Gorete's Portuguese spikes of corn cookies (espigas de milho) have a delicious tender crunch corn flavor to it and stay fresh for a long time.
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Gorete's Portuguese Spikes of Corn Cookies Recipe


Preparation time 30 min
Cooking Time1 h 15 min
Ready In1 h 45 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

3 1⁄4 cups yellow corn flour3 cups all-purpose flour2 cups sugar3 large eggs, room temperature1 teaspoon cinnamon1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder1⁄2 lb butter, room temperature1⁄2 lb lard or vegetable shortening, room temperature1 lemon rindMilk (if necessary)
3 1⁄4 cups yellow corn flour3 cups all-purpose flour2 cups sugar3 large eggs, room temperature1 teaspoon cinnamon1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg1 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder1⁄2 lb butter, room temperature1⁄2 lb lard or vegetable shortening, room temperature1 lemon rindMilk (if necessary)
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 350°F.
  2. Beat all of the ingredients together except for the two flours.
  3. When well beaten, add all of the flour and mix until well blended, the  dough should be firm enough to hold its shape when pressed (you can adjust firmness by adding either milk or flour, a little at a time).
  4. Using a cookie press with a star tip, pipe a rope of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Cut the rope into 5 to 6 inch lengths, and then shape into an S (alternatively, you can make simple drop cookies).
  6. Bake for about 15  to 17 minutes until the cookies are  light colored, then remove them from the oven, pile all of them on sheet and return to a 100°C or 200°F oven for 25 minutes to add crispiness.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Chef Gorete, Food.com

Donna
Donna
How can I print these recipes? The “Print this Recipe” button does not work for me.
1 year ago, Wednesday, March 15, 2023
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Eddy
Donna, if you are using a mobile phone, when you click on a recipe on Facebook, it opens up the recipe on the Facebook app, the Facebook app does not support printing, so what you do is, when you click on a recipe on Facebook and it opens on the Facebook app, click on the 3 dots on the bottom, right corner of your screen and select open in browser. Then you will be able to print it. Let me know if this worked for you.
1 year ago, Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Leonora
Leonora
What type of press and where to purchase? Use to eat them when living in Italy. Delicious.
2 years ago, Monday, February 14, 2022
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Eddy
Hi Leonora, a cookie press with a star tip.
2 years ago, Sunday, September 19, 2021
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