3-Ingredient Melt Away Cookies | Sequihos

A grey plate with puffy round cornstarch cookies.

Melt Away Cornstarch Cookies

These buttery melt-in-your-mouth cookies contain only 3 ingredients, perfect for whipping something sweet in a jiffy.
3.78 from 36 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 48
Calories 70 kcal


  • oven


  • 8 tbsp. salted butter softened
  • 1/2 C. + 2 tbsp. sweetened condensed milk
  • C. cornstarch


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F/ 177˚C.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the condensed milk and butter until combined.
  • Slowly stir in the cornstarch to the condensed milk and butter mixture. When a dough begins to form use your hands to knead in the remaining cornstarch until it forms a smooth dough. You might not use all of the cornstarch.
  • Measure 1½ tsp. of dough and roll into a ball. Place onto a parchment lined baking sheet spaced 1" apart.
  • Create a striped pattern by pressing the tines of a fork into the dough balls.
  • Bake for 13-15 minutes or until the edges of cookies barely turn golden. The cookies should remain pale.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 10-15 minutes before transferring to a rack to finish cooling. Serve with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate.


This recipe was adapted from Olivia’s Cuisine. 


Calories: 70kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 22mgPotassium: 12mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 70IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 1mg
Keyword 3-ingredient, butter cookies, cornstarch, corrnstarch cookies, easy, melt away, sequihos
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7 thoughts on “3-Ingredient Melt Away Cookies | Sequihos”

  1. Actually you can buy sweetened condensed coconut milk. I have lactose intolerant family so I make stuff with that instead of sweetened condensed milk.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these for easter. Was on a time crunch and was sharing a kitchen and oven. So so happy with these! Nice and light and crumbly and soft. Threw some vanilla extract in the mix. Going to try citrus next!

  3. I just made these — I love them. I added some almond extract. Tasty little bites.
    The big plus for me is that 2 c of cornstarch have about 6mg of oxalates (kidney stone issue) so 1/48 of that is .125 mg oxalate per cookie – practically 0. Love it!!

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.my family loved it.will be sharing this recipe with my friends.they will like it.

  5. 2 stars
    Did not like these at all! They were dry dry dry and the cornstarch taste was overpowering.

  6. 1 star
    So awful. Not buttery. Pasty. Like cooking jar paste I had in elementary school. So disappointed. I even put some jam on mine. Still inedible, really surprised Emmy said they were good, because there is no way 2cups of cornstarch is good.

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