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Champurradas -Guatemalan cookies

Posted By Melissa Pitts

3 people have reviewed this | Rate/Review
Cook Time: 20 mins
Preparation Time: 10 mins

"For those not familiar with Guatemalan cuisine, champurradas are typical Guatemalan cookies. It's where biscotti meets sugar cookie in my opinion. They're flat, crunchy cookies topped with sesame seeds- perfect for dunking in coffee (the best coffee in the world if you ask me!). This recipe is easy, has just a couple of ingredients and not too sweet- but just right. While typically champurradas are flat and crunchy, I prefer this version because the cookies act like sponges and don't fall apart in your coffee. Enjoy now or for a holiday cookie swap!"


Total Servings: 20


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 0 pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs, room temperature, plus one for brushing the tops of the cookies
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons sesame seeds- or enough to sprinkle on the cookies
  • 0 cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. In an electric stand mixer with a paddle attachment, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the butter, eggs, and vanilla extract. Beat on medium until all the ingredients are combined and a dough is formed.
  4. Using a tablespoon or ice cream scoop, roll out 20 balls of dough on a greased baking sheet. Press the tops of the balls with fingers to make a flat surface. Give each cookie about 2 inches to spread out.
  5. Brush the tops of the cookies with the beaten egg yolk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool completely and enjoy!



  • 5/5
    Reviewed on Jan. 25, 2016 by Margaret Flynn Sams
    Do you have a recipe for errajes?
  • 5/5
    Reviewed on Feb. 9, 2015 by Cheryl Magadieu
    These are delicious and easy to make. We were looking for a Guatemalan recipe that my 11 year old could make for Spanish class, and this was fun and tasty. Now the whole house smells wonderful.
  • 5/5
    Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2013 by Rosie Rochester
    I\'ve been looking for a recipe for years and this one was great! Finally, I can have my nostalgia filled cookies to my heart\'s content!