My share for this week is the Uraro Cookies, one of the very famous cookies in the South Luzon region. These cookies are made from Arrowroot (Marantha Arundinacea). I don't exactly know why the cookies are called "Uraro," but checking something about the arrowroot, the plant is also called araru and ararao, so I guess it was somewhat derived from that.
Many years back, the Uraro Cookies I know are shaped like elongated flowers and wrapped in very thin paper (called here as Japanese paper). The cookies were very fragile and crumbles very easily, so when I traveled to Quezon Province (one of the provinces in South Luzon), I was quite surprised seeing the cookies like this. Not only were the cookies shaped differently, it also didn't crumble easy.