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Guava Cookie Recipe by Pretty Cute Party

Hi everyone!
My name is Wendy and I offer free party printables at Pretty Cute Party. When Kelsey approached me to guest post at Poofy Cheeks I was beyond excited. I met Kelsey at a blogging conference and I thoroughly enjoy her creativity and awesome posts. She’s a sweetheart!

So, when she asked for a cookie recipe, I immediately thought about a guava cookie.
I live in Puerto Rico and we use guava paste for everything, from pastries and desserts, to sauces for pork and ribs.  I. Love. Guava.  Guava is my middle name. Got it? You can find guava paste in the hispaniclatin section of your supermarket. Goya is a very popular brand.

We have a version of a shortbread cookie that is very popular here, so I incorporated guava paste into the dough, and it turned out fabulous.

Guava Cookies by Pretty Cute Party

Guava Cookies
Makes about 35 cookies.

Guava Cookies by Pretty Cute Party

These cookies are very easy to make and are so delicious.  They are ideal for gift giving too!
Guava Cookies by Pretty Cute Party

For this post, I placed some cookies in a mason jar.  I cut a 2.25 inch circle of scrapbooking paper to decorate the lid, and attached a tag I designed with some baker’s twine.  I love how it looks and I think this would be perfect as a Christmas present for my kids’ teachers!

Guava Cookies by Pretty Cute Party

Of course, you can always bake them to enjoy at home, with a nice glass of milk…don’t you think?

Guava Cookies by Pretty Cute Party

If you like the tags I designed for the mason jars, you can download them here.
I truly hope you enjoy these cookies, and many thanks to Kelsey for letting me share this with her fabulous readers!

My name is Wendy and I blog at PrettyCuteParty, offering free printables so that anyone can have a cute celebration for their kids and families without having to spend a fortune. I live in Puerto Rico with my husband and two kids.  Currently I am enjoying tropical, 80 plus degree weather during the holidays…yeah, life is good!



Friday 21st of August 2020

I am going to use to cookies to sandwich whipped cream cheese in between!


Wednesday 29th of July 2020

Have you tried using guava marmalade As a swirl in the batter and cut back on the granulated sugar?

I wonder if this will work with the dough. My husband is a guava fanatic and I make a guava marble cake he loves.

Making these cookies for his bday drive by!!!!!!!


Wednesday 18th of September 2019

I followed the instructions exactly as written (I did use the almond extract) and they came out beautifully! They have an amazing guava flavor. And my cookies looked just like your pictured ones do. If you like guavas then this is the recipe to try!

Taty Carmona

Saturday 31st of August 2019

Voy hacer las galletitas y le voy a echar pedacitos de cream cheese, quedarán mas ricas. Me encanta tratar nuevas recetas.Muchas gracias por compartir tu receta,Taty de Erie, Pennsylvania .

Rosalind Diaz Rivera

Wednesday 22nd of August 2018

Thanks for the recipe. Mañana mismo la voy a probar. Saludos desde Culebra, Puerto Rico.

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