Quero Mais cookies & memories from my lunch box


I must confess. By this time, I had already eaten more than a half batch of quero mais. There was no much left for pictures... {Note of the translator [me]: the title of this recipe means \"gimme more\" [quero mais]}

As winter is coming in south hemisphere {Rio de Janeiro, Brazil}, a pack of good memories comes to my mind. Since memories are usually related to food, this cookie plays a big part on these scenes.

The recipe is self explained only by its title. I mean \"gimme more\" cookies inspire gluttinous behaviour in people who eat these pieces of heaven. You can't stop eating them, for real.

For that reason, mom didn't make quero mais cookies pretty often. Once a year and always in fall or winter season.

Whenever she prepared them, it was like a party. Tons of cookies around the kitchen and a lot of them hidden in pots, in order to keep our health safe.

Every time mom prepared that, my lunch box was full of quero mais and hot chocolate for, at least, a week. Every time I brought those cookies to school, teachers and classmates came to me and ask for this treat. It was crazy. Sometimes, I had to hide from them. There were times, after they found out the whole week would be filled with quero mais, it was not possible for me to escape any longer. I had to content myself with the couple of quero mais left...

After school, when I got home, mom gave me a few more quero mais. She used to say if I had a lot of these cookies, I'd be sick.

{Sorry to disappoint you, mom. I didn't get sick having all batch of quero mais cookies.}

Quero Mais {Gimme More} Cookies

{{Ingredients}} 200 g of cornstarch 200 g of unsalted butter {at room temperature} 5 tablespoon of all-purporse flour 1/2 cup of sugar 1/4 cup of shredded coconut

{{How to prepare}} {Ready to fulfill your day with heaven food?}



Pre heat oven to 325 F.
In a large bowl, put the dry ingredients and mix them. After, add butter, little by little, and knead until a dough is formed. This dough must be humid, but pliable enough to allow you to make the small balls.



If you feel that you can't form small balls, take the dough to the fridge for 10 minutes.



Make small balls {1.5 inch diameter} and arrange them in a baking sheet {13 x 18 inch}. It's not necessary to grease it.



I used a 16 inch diameter pizza pan to bake them
Press a fork on each ball...



... and take to oven.



Bake for 15-20 minutes.



The whole content of my kindergarten lunch box: quero mais + hot chocolate

ps: Mom, I miss you so much...