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Galletas de chuño Chilean potato starch cookies

Galletas de Chuño Potato Starch Cookies

An old-fashioned cookie.

  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 20


  • 100 grams of chuño (potato flour, potato starch in the US)
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 125 grams of butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • walnuts or almonds to decorate


  1. Preheat oven to 350F or 180C. 
  2. In a bowl, beat the butter with the sifted powdered sugar until a creamy paste is formed. Add the egg and mix. Add the vanilla extract. 
  3. Sift the flour, chuño, and baking powder together. Incorporate to form a soft and smooth dough. 
  4. Scoop out walnut-sized portions with a spoon and place on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper or Silpat.
  5. Place an almond in the center and press gently.
    Raw cookies, ready for the oven.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes or until the edge begins to brown. 
  7. Let rest for 3 minutes, remove to a wire rack, and let cool completely.
    Galletas de chuño Chilean Potato Starch Cookies
  • Author: Pilar Hernandez
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 inutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Chilean

Keywords: Galletas de chuño, Chilean potato starch cookies