Hello my friends!
Yummy-yummy Thursdays was a hit last week, thanks to all of you! I’m so happy!
Today is “Sweet little Monday” and I want to share a recipe that is a sweet tradition in Panama. It’s known as Suspiros, or in English ‘Sigh’
Last year we went to panama for a couple of weeks, and CupcakeChica ate them every single day like it was her job!! Its baby/toddler approved, I promise you that!
This cookie is actually sold in every supermarket, big or small in Panama. You find them everywhere!!! And tourists buy them all the time to bring back to their countries.
The main ingredient here is cornstarch and they are easy to make.
I decided to call it “baby’s sigh” only because is so sweet, with a very soft crumble, melt in your mouth texture, that makes it a lovely cookie to give a baby (of course that baby needs to be able to eat solids, and has to be supervised at all times) I found it perfect when my side-kick CupcakeChica was teething.
The traditional shape is a spiral, but you can shape them anyway you want. You can cut this recipe in half, if you want; this recipe makes a lot of them. They keep for up to 3 weeks sealed tight at room temperature.
1 pound cornstarch
4 oz butter, soft
¾cup granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon shortening
(You can do this by hand, or with a mixer, in both cases try not to over mix or knead too much)
Pre-heat your oven to 325F, you will need a sheet pan and parchment paper
In a medium bowl combine cornstarch and granulated sugar
Add eggs, and combine well.
Add cinnamon, butter and shortening, combine well and make a ball out of it.
If you feel your dough is a little hard, add one more egg, never add water!
Grab a piece of the dough, probably the size of a quarter of a dollar, and make a ball (this makes it easier) and repeat until you divide all of the dough. Roll each little ball until you have the thickness of a pencil. Make spirals with it. Place on top of the parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes