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All Recipes, Desserts / February 13, 2023

Traditional Spanish Cake Cookies | SERIOUSLY Easy 10 Minute Recipe

These Spanish Cake Cookies, known as Españoletas Aragonesas, are about as good as it get´s when it comes to homemade cookies. We´re talking honest & clean flavors, the most basic pantry staples and only 10 minutes of prep work.

Spanish Cake Cookies
You can serve these cookies for breakfast, as an afternoon snack with coffee or tea, or even for dessert after dinner. Either way, with how easy they are to make and their delicious flavor, you will get hooked.

Spanish Cake Cookies
To make these cookies I used all-purpose flour. But you can also use whole wheat, gluten-free, or even self-rising flour (just skip out on the baking powder). Just use the exact same measurements and cooking times.

Spanish Cake Cookies

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Once all the ingredients are mixed together, you want to end up with a thick and creamy batter. Think cake batter. Hence the name cake cookies. If your batter is to thin, just add in more flour. Either way, these cookies are very forgiving. Meaning if your measurements are not 100%, the cookies will still turn out delicious.

Spanish Cake Cookies

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Spanish Cake Cookies
4.5 from 2 votes

Spanish Cake Cookies | Españoletas Aragonesas

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 40 cookies
Calories 69 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar 250 grams
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 90 ml
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 14 grams
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt 1.5 grams
  • 2 cups all purpose flour 240 grams


  1. Crack the eggs into a large bowl, finely grate in the zest of 1/2 a lemon, avoiding the white pith, whisk together until light and frothy, about 1 to 2 minutes

  2. Once the eggs are whisked, slowly add in the sugar while whisking continuously, once all the sugar has been added, pour in the extra virgin olive oil and whisk until well mixed together

  3. Add in the baking powder and sea salt, start whisking continuously while slowly adding in the flour, if you see the mixture is getting to thick to mix with the whisk, you can swap out for a large wooden spoon or a spatula

  4. Once all the flour has been added and you´ve ended up with a thick and creamy batter, the mixture is ready to go, if you see your mixture is to thin or runny, add in more flour, either way, this batter is very forgiving if your measurements are not perfect

  5. To start shaping the cookies, you can add spoonfuls of the batter into a baking tray lined with parchment paper, about the size of a walnut and evenly spaced out, or add the batter into a zipock bag, cut off the tip, and like a piping bag, add in the batter in the same method, once again, about the size of a walnut and making sure each cookie is spaced out, as they will expand while baking

  6. Add the baking tray into a preheated oven, bake + broil option (bottom + top heat, similar to a convection oven) 180 C - 355 F

  7. After 10 to 12 minutes and the cookies are golden brown and have a light crispy texture, remove from the oven, let them rest for a couple of minutes, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Cake Cookies | Españoletas Aragonesas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.4g3%
Trans Fat 0.002g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 52mg2%
Potassium 16mg0%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 21IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Ava

    What is the history/ background information of these cookies?

    18 . Dec . 2023
  2. Louisa

    4 stars
    Is it really 1 tablespoon of baking powder? That feels a little excessive.

    25 . Oct . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes it is! Much love 🙂

      25 . Oct . 2023
  3. Kate

    I have just discovered you and your channel! As a vegetarian I really appreciate the numerous non-meat dishes. Quick question on these cookies: If I don´t have the bake-broil option on my stove, just a bake option, does that affect the bake time or temperature or how they will turn out?

    08 . Mar . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      They will take a bit longer to bake, just keep an eye on them, and you can even flip the half way through 🙂 Much love

      08 . Mar . 2023
  4. Nay

    Have you ever tried with a flour like almond or another flour?

    17 . Feb . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      I have not, but they should work 🙂 Much love

      19 . Feb . 2023
  5. Donna

    5 stars
    Can these cookies be frozen?

    14 . Feb . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Yes they can! In an air-tight container 🙂 Much love

      15 . Feb . 2023
  6. Ramya

    Cant wait to make this soon for me i never had spanish cake cookies before perfect for my after office snacks love your recipes as always brightens up my day everyday after work

    13 . Feb . 2023
    • Spain on a Fork

      Sounds great Ramya! Much love 🙂

      14 . Feb . 2023

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