Place of originPhilippines
Region or stateCebu
Main ingredientsFlour, eggs, shortening, sugar, and baking powder

Rosquillos are Philippine cookies made from flour, eggs, shortening, sugar, and baking powder. They were originally created by Margarita “Titay” T. Frasco in 1907 in Liloan, Cebu.[1][2][3] The name means "ringlet" in Spanish (from rosca, "ring") and was reputedly coined by Philippine President Sergio Osmeña.[4][5]

Despite sharing the name, Philippine rosquillos are not related to the Spanish rosquillos (better known as rosquillas, roscos, or rosquillos de vino), which are more akin to baked doughnuts.[6][7]

There are two notable variants of rosquillos, differing in shape. The first is galletas del Carmen, which is flower-shaped and does not have a hole in the center. The other is galletas de bato (lit. "stone [mill] cracker"), which has a hole in the center but does not have a crenelated edge.[8][9]

See also


  1. ^ Angelo Comsti (2014). The Filipino Family Cookbook: Recipes and stories from our home kitchen. Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd. p. 132–133. ISBN 9789814634946.
  2. ^ "Rosquillos". Cebu Tourism. Archived from the original on December 26, 2014. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ Pia Lim-Castillo (2007). "Eggs in Philippine Church Architecture and its Cuisine". In Richard Hosking (ed.). Eggs in Cookery: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium of Food and Cookery 2006. Oxford Symposium. p. 122–123. ISBN 9781903018545.
  4. ^ Lovebel G. Talisic. "Titay's Liloan Rosquillos and Delicacies: Liloan Pride". OneCebu. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  5. ^ Burt Lao. "Titay's Rosquillos". Everything Cebu. Archived from the original on July 14, 2012. Retrieved July 9, 2012.
  6. ^ Christopher Howse (2011). A Pilgrim in Spain. A&C Black. p. 72. ISBN 9780826497697.
  7. ^ "Cebu". Pinoy Food Recipes. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  8. ^ Polistico, Edgie (2017). Philippine Food, Cooking, & Dining Dictionary. Anvil Publishing, Incorporated. ISBN 9786214200870.
  9. ^ Orillos, Jenny. "Top 10 Favorite Pinoy Biskwit". Retrieved March 26, 2019.