Deditos de Novia (Sugar-coated guava biscuits)

Deditos de Novia (Sugar-coated guava biscuits)
A great recipe to accompany the afternoon coffee (or tea). This recipe is fairly easy to prepare and can be kept for up to a week in the appropriate conditions. This recipe was sent to me by  “Monchi”, it worked very well, so we made very few changes.

Time: 1 hr. Serves: 4

Before starting to cook: Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C).


  • 4 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla or almond extract
  • 3/4 cups of milk
  • 1 1/4 cups of caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of brown sugar
    ~ For the filling
  • 1 cup of fig or guava marmalade


  1. Mix flour and baking powder. Reserve
  2. Combine milk and vanilla extract. Reserve.
  3. In a separate bowl beat butter and brown sugar until the butter has turned a very light yellow. Add milk and flour alternating between the two until they are well mixed.
  4. Using a rolling pin extend the dough on a clean surface which you had previously sprinkled with flour. Cut 3″ x 3″ squares of dough. Put a teaspoon of marmalade in one extreme and roll shut sealing the ends.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Cover the little rolls with the caster sugar while still hot. Cool to room temperature before serving.
  7. Keep in a sealed container.
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  • Lucia July 24, 2012, 8:38 AM

    Just love the taste of these,, I have four questions though because I think I might have messed up. Is the butter supposed to be cold? Do you refrigerate the dough before rolling out? Do I flour the board to roll it and the last question is how thick should they be when they are rolled out?

    Thank you so much for any help you can give!

  • salome August 10, 2011, 12:35 AM

    hey tia clara isnt that a little too much flour? wont the cookies be hard?

  • Tonia August 3, 2011, 5:20 PM

    I love these!!! I have made them on numerous occasions.