Surinamese maizena cookies

15 servings; 10 min preparation; 1 hour waiting; 40 min cooking time.

It’s time for something sweet again! These Surinamese cookies are very easy to make and really melt in your mouth. They are so addictive that once you make them, you will want to bake them every week.

Originally the cookies come from Suriname, but they are made also in Argentina and Brazil. The name comes from the brand of cornstarch flour ‘Maizena’. These cookies are gluten-free ans suitable for everyone with intolerance. They are also not very sweet, so eat as much as you like. Keep in mind though that they are made of butter, so they contain a lot of fat.


  • 200 g maizena flour
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g butter
  • 80 g sugar
  • colorful sprinkles


Beat the egg, butter and sugar together until silky. Add maizena in three parts until fully incorporated. Set for an hour in the fridge to set.

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.

Make small balls from the dough and place them on a baking tray, covered with a piece of parchment paper. Press each ball with a fork. Sprinkle colorful sugar decoration on top.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 min. Let the cookies cool completely. Enjoy!

2 Comments Add yours

  1. nzflyingsolo says:

    Are these made from corn flour as in corn starch or finely milled corn flour like for making tortillas?


    1. These are made from corn starch. This is what they call Maizena in Surinam

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