Spanish Sighs from Cudillero (Cookies)suspiros De Cudillero

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 12 mins

Suspiro, or "sigh," is the generic name for these kinds of cookies, which are as light as a sigh. Cudillero is a town in north-western Spain.


  1. Put the butter in a bowl and add the sugar, little by little, beating until the mixture is creamy.
  2. Blend in the egg and beat until light. Mix the flour and baking powder and blend along with the vanilla into the creamed mixture until a stiff dough forms.
  3. Knead lightly and divide into 2 parts. Roll each part to make a 2-inch diameter log. Wrap in waxed paper and foil and chill at least 1 hour or up to 2 weeks.
  4. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease them.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F Cut dough into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden. Allow to cool on the baking sheets, then dust with powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container. Makes 3 dozen cookies.
  6. My appologies for skipping a few ingredients.


Most Helpful

I have made many cookies and the recipes were on target, but this one did not work. I agree that 4 cups of flour is too much or an ingredient is missing. They were hard as rocks and had to throw them out.

miriam_feliciano December 14, 2006

After making many great recipes from recipezaar. I was anxious to try this simple one for Spanish cookies - especially since I live in Spain. Unfortunately, this one just did not result in a "sigh". I followed the recipe exactly and hate to admit that it just does not work. I believe either a key ingredient is missing (a leavening agent?) or the proportions are out of whack. It's virtually impossible to mix four cups of flour and still have a dough that stays together without crumbling. I had to stop after 3 and 1/2 cups of flour. After 12 minutes in the oven, the cookies were still soft and not the least bit browned. I let them cook around 20 minutes. The result was an edible dough. Not recommended.

Croce December 04, 2006

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