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Uraro Cookies in a pan
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Uraro Cookies

Araro are Filipino cookies made of arrowroot flour. They're powdery, melt-in-your-mouth, and delicious as a midday snack with coffee or tea.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Baked Goods
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 80 cookies
Calories: 39kcal


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups arrowroot starch/flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  •  Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  • In a large bowl, sift together arrowroot flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.   
  • In another mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer until creamy and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs one at a time, just until incorporated. Beat in vanilla extract.
  •  Gradually add the dry ingredients to the mixing bowl, starting at low speed to moisten and then increasing the speed to incorporate fully.
  • Beat just until the batter is smooth. DO not overbeat.
  • Transfer the batter into a cookie press.  Dispense the batter in a single press onto an ungreased baking sheet, leaving about 1 and 1/2 inch space in between.
  • Bake in the preheated 350 F oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the undersides are starting to turn golden.
  • Allow to cool completely in the pan. To remove, simply slide a cookie with your fingers until it releases. Do not use a spatula to lift the cookies as they're fragile and might break.


  • If you do not have a cookie press, refrigerate the dough for about 10 to 15 minutes to firm up and then shape into 1-inch size balls.  Arrange the dough balls in a single layer on ungreased and unlined baking sheets. Use the tines of a fork to press the dough ball into a disc.
  • For a deeper, toasted flavor, bake the cookies for 1 to 2  minutes more,
    or until the sides start to turn deeply golden. For a more delicate flavor, bake the cookies just until the sides are very lightly golden.


Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg