Everyone will swoon over these Brazilian wedding cookies filled with guava.
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casahindos cookies
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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
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BRAZILIAN WEDDING COOKIES (CASADINHOS)

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!).

Get the Brazilian Wedding Cookies (Casadinhos) Recipe
polvorones cookies
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MEXICAN WEDDING COOKIES (POLVORONES DE CANELA)

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.

Get the Mexican Wedding Cookies (Polvorones de Canela) Recipe
champurradas cookies
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GUATEMALAN SESAME COOKIES (CHAMPURRADAS)

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.

Get the Guatemalan Sesame Cookies (Champurradas) Recipe

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

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