How about making a delicious and irresistible cornstarch shortbread cookie that melts in your mouth? This easy and quick recipe will win over your taste buds in just minutes. With simple ingredients and straightforward preparation, you can enjoy these cookies any time of day. Follow the step-by-step instructions and indulge in this gastronomic temptation that will surely leave everyone craving for more!


  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar (3.5 oz / 100g)
  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • Pinch of salt (if using unsalted margarine)
  • 1 cup cornmeal (5.6 oz / 160g)
  • 1 ½ cups cornstarch (8 oz / 225g, approximately)


  1. In a bowl, beat the egg with the sugar until creamy.
  2. Add the margarine (or butter) and mix well. If using unsalted margarine, add a pinch of salt.
  3. Incorporate the cornmeal into the mixture and stir until a creamy dough forms.
  4. Gradually add the cornstarch, mixing with your hands until you achieve a smooth, moldable dough. Stop adding cornstarch when the dough reaches the desired consistency, which is smooth and slightly sticky.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C) and grease a baking sheet with oil.
  6. Shape small balls with the dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake the cookies for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
  9. Serve the cookies with a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy!

Note: You can store the cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh for longer.

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