Uraro are Filipino cookies made with arrowroot flour, butter, and eggs. They’re melt-in-your-mouth treats perfect for a midday snack. Delicious with coffee or tea!
What is uraro
Uraro or araro is a Filipino signature cookie made of arrowroot flour. They’re a Southern Luzon regional specialty where they’re also known as galletas de liliw.
The cookies have a powdery, melt-in-your texture and a milky, buttery taste. They usually come in various shapes, such as rounds, stars, or flowers.
What is arrowroot powder
Arrowroot powder or flour is the main ingredient of Uraro. It’s an easily digestible starch extracted from the tropical tuber, Maranta arundinacea.
It’s an excellent substitute for cornstarch in cooking, such as thickening sauces and soups. It’s also a gluten-free alternative in baking and helps lighten cakes and baked goods, resulting in a light, delicate textures.