Friday, May 25, 2007
Magdalenas (Guatemalan recipe adapted from the original French traditional cookie)
1/2 lb salted butter (2 sticks)
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 cup Maizena (corn starch, you can find this type in any Latin market)
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1 tsp fresh lemon or orange juice
1 cup milk
Optional: grated orange peel
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease the molds for the Magdalenas.
Cream the butter, mix with the sugar, eggs one at a time, flour, salt, baking powder, Maizena, Lemon juice, and milk. Blend well and add orange peel raisins, or chocolate chips if desired. Pour batter into the molds and cook on 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of my aunt Rosemary Santizo of Guatemala