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Tapioca Cookies

Bonbon Amidon

How to make Tapioca Cookies, a version of Bonbon Amidon. Bonbon Amidon or Starch Cookies are a delight in the Haitian Culture. Enjoy with tea or coffee.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Desserts
Cuisine Caribbean
Calories 2926 kcal


  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar confectioner sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine 2 sticks, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 2 tablespoons water plus a few more drops if needed


  • Preheat oven to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Have 1 - 2 large un-greased cookie sheets (baking sheets) on hand.
  • In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, mix sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in all-purpose flour and tapioca flour until well combined. Transfer the mixture to a smooth surface area (countertop or wooden cutting board) when it becomes difficult to mix in the bowl. The mixture should resemble a coarse meal. Add water and work with fingertips until a smooth dough is formed, about 1 minute. Do not overwork the dough because it will toughen. Form a ball with the dough. On a lightly floured surface, flatten dough slightly with the palm of your hand. Roll out the flattened dough with a lightly floured rolling pin into 1/2 inch thick circle. Cut round shapes with 2-inch cookie cutter. Using a spatula, carefully transfer cookies onto un-greased cookie sheet, 1 inch apart. bake in the middle of preheated oven until slightly holder, about 20 minutes. Let cool and serve.
  • Dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle sea salt flakes for a festive look.


To make Bonbon Amidon, you will need more than one cookie sheet and depending on the size of the cookie cutter, this recipe may or may not yield 24 cookies.
To add a little touch to your cookies, dipped them in chocolate and sprinkle sea salt flakes on them. Delightful!


Calories: 2926kcalCarbohydrates: 396gProtein: 21gFat: 185gSaturated Fat: 38gPolyunsaturated Fat: 48gMonounsaturated Fat: 89gSodium: 2728mgPotassium: 338mgFiber: 5gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 8120IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 11mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

Keyword cookies, holiday cookies, tapioca cookies, tapioca flour
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