Friday, May 9, 2014

Arrowroot Cookies

Finally, a batch of homemade Arrowroot Cookies I had promised a sweet little lady weeks ago!

Don’t know why I kept putting off baking these cookies for so long. The recipe sat where I was constantly reminded of my promise but somehow I had developed a mental block about making them allowing the weeks to fly by.

Perhaps the memory of a recipe for Baby Teething Biscotti which had disappointed me a couple of months ago was still fresh on my mind.  I’m still working on some changes to that recipe but since then the sweet girl has sprouted a few teeth.

Thought I’d better get going on these Arrowroot cookies before she’s into a little fancier and more decadent type of cookie.

I literally forced myself to bake some this morning trying to get over whatever was holding me back, usually nothing keeps me from trying a new recipe. The ingredients came together easily, rolled out perfectly and I had some fun giving them a little visual appeal.

This recipe is a keeper.  I’m keeping it close at hand since I’ll soon be baking a batch for a handsome little man!

Arrowroot Cookies
¼ cup butter room temperature
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup arrowroot flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
  1. Blend butter and brown sugar together until creamy.
  2. Add vanilla and egg and beat well.
  3. Sift together flours, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add dry ingredients to egg mixture and mix until combined.
  5. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into about ¼ inch thickness.  Rolling dough between two sheets of wax paper makes things a little easier.
  6. Place cookies on a parchment lined cookie sheet, not too far apart as they don’t spread.
  7. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. Cool on rack.
  9. Makes about 30 cookies.

Notes, Tips and Suggestions
  • These cookies are simply delicious and adult friendly as well.
  • Arrowroot can be purchased at your local bulk store.
  • I've since heard that the cookies made for a happy little girl, think I'll be making more soon!


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  2. Just wanted to say years later I made this following your steps.
    Except I made them green and put a little sprinkles on some for Christmas.
    Everyone was happy.Including baby.

  3. Just made these for my little boy during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020. Taste great and not too sweet. I substituted coconut oil because he is dairy intolerant. They still worked great.

  4. Just made these. They are delicious! Perfect for a little treat while we are confined at home. Stay safe and healthy everyone!