Marie biscuits or Maria cookies, known as galletas María in Spanish, are a type of thin, dry, round, slightly-sweet cookie. They are eaten as breakfast or a snack, used in countless dessert recipes and given to babies to munch on. Much like rich tea biscuits in the UK, Maria cookies are one of the homey, everyday type of packaged foods that are found in virtually all Spanish households.
Interestingly, despite their enormous popularity in Spanish-speaking countries, Maria cookies were invented in England in the mid-to-late 1800s, where they were dubbed Marie biscuits in honor of a royal bride.
- Suitable for vegans and vegetarians
- Contains wheat, gluten, sulphites. May contain egg, milk, soya.
Wheat flour, sugar, glucose -fructose syrup, vegetable oil (high oleic sunflower and palm), salt, raising agents (sodium and ammonium bicarbonate), emulsifier (lecithin), flavourings, flour treatment agent (sodium metabisulphite) and colour: E150d (sulphites). May contain egg, milk, soya.