By Chef Gorete − On Friday, October 2, 2015, 7 Years ago in Cookie Recipes
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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.
Preparation time 30 min
Cooking Time1 h 15 min
Ready In1 h 45 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8
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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.
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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Directions
  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

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Comments
Leonora
Leonora
What type of press and where to purchase? Use to eat them when living in Italy. Delicious.
5 Months ago, Monday, February 14, 2022
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Eddy
Hi Leonora, a cookie press with a star tip.
10 Months ago, Monday, September 20, 2021
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