Fall in Love with Martha's Sandwich Heart Cookies

Everyone will swoon over these Brazilian wedding cookies filled with guava.

casahindos cookies
Photo: Mike Krautter

The world cookie tour continues on "Martha Bakes" this week with Latin America. Martha's making signature treats from three different countries: Brazil, Mexico, and Guatemala. She always adores trying local favorites when traveling, and cookies are no exception, whether they're from a street cart or a fancy bakery. In the latest episode, Martha shares her takes on two special-occasion cookies and one everyday treat. Get an early look at the recipes below, and be sure to catch all this deliciousness on "Martha Bakes" this weekend.

casahindos cookies
Mike Krautter


Aptly named casadinhos, the Portuguese word for married, these bite-size sandwich cookies are often served at weddings in Brazil. They're typically filled with dulce de leche, but Martha decided to go with guava (and to make the cookies heart-shaped!).

polvorones cookies
Mike Krautter


No, these aren't doughnuts! They're buttery, crumbly cutout cookies dusted (polvo means dust in Spanish) with a snowy mixture of powdered sugar and cinnamon. Pair them with a glass of another cinnamon treat: horchata.

champurradas cookies
Mike Krautter


In Guatemala, everyone from street vendors to bakeries sells these crisp cookies rolled in locally grown sesame seeds. They're just the thing for a coffee break.

"Martha Bakes" season 9 airs on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).

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