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Gorgoria Dough

How to Make Gorgoria (Fried Butter Cookies)

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Delicacies
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 50 pcs


  • 6 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 250 grams butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten then add enough evaporated milk to make 1 and 3/4 cups
  • cooking oil for frying

For the gorgoria glaze:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespons water
  • 1 teaspoon syrup


How to make gorgoria:

  • Sift together flour and baking powder into a bowl.
  • In another bowl cream the butter and add the sugar.
  • Add the egg-milk mixture alternately with the flour-baking powder mixture. Knead well.
  • Form into thumb-size ovals and press with fork tines to shape into googoria shaped pieces.
  • Fry in hot oil and make sure the gorgorias are already golden-brown.
  • Make the glaze by boiling together sugar, water and syrup until thickened or it reaches the thread stage (it is when the mixture forms a thread when a fork is dipped into the mixture when lifted). It is a bit tricky to coat the gorgorias if the consistency is too thick.
  • Pour glaze into gorgoria until well coated. Do it quickly because the glaze will crystallized immediately.