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These very easy to make 5 ingredient Portuguese simple lemon biscuits (biscoitos simples de limão), are great for snacking.
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:
Very Easy
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Portuguese Simple Lemon Biscuits Recipe

Posted in: Snacks
Wed, Apr 17, 2019
4 out of 5 with 59 ratings
Views: 53296 - Comments 6

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Portuguese lemon biscuits, also known as "Bolachas de Limão", are a traditional cookie from Portugal. These biscuits are simple and delicious, with a crispy texture and a bright lemon flavor.

The ingredients for Portuguese lemon biscuits typically include flour, sugar, butter, eggs, baking powder, and lemon zest. 

Portuguese lemon biscuits are commonly served as a snack or dessert, and are often enjoyed with tea or coffee. They are a popular treat during holidays and special occasions, and are enjoyed by people of all ages.

If you're looking to try making Portuguese lemon biscuits at home, there are many recipes available online that you can follow. With just a few simple ingredients and some baking skills, you can enjoy this delicious and traditional Portuguese treat in the comfort of your own home.


1 and 1/4 cups of sugar1 cup of margarine, melted and cool4 and 2/3 cups of flour3 large eggsZest of 1 large lemonA little water if needed.
1 and 1/4 cups of sugar1 cup of margarine, melted and cool4 and 2/3 cups of flour3 large eggsZest of 1 large lemonA little water if needed. Get Portuguese ingredients Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff from


  1. Preheat oven to 150ºC or 350ºF.
  2. Beat the sugar with the eggs.
  3. Add the melted margarine (already cold).
  4. Add the lemon zest and flour and stir well.
  5. Add a little water if needed to get the rigth consistency.
  6. Pour the mixture in the pastry bag and draw the cookies on a tray lined with parchment paper.
  7. Bake for about 15 minutes or until they are golden brown.
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Eduarda - 2 Months ago
Why does my ingredient look so dry. I have added every thing it says on the recipe

Not sure, but if that happens, add a little milk or water to it until you have the right consistency.
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Priyanka - 2 Months ago
Which flour to use? Could you provide Amazon/ any other link? Thanks!

Maria - 2 Years ago
Made these today & it was very hard to pipe out the cookies. Recipe says to POUR. but there isn’t enough liquid to be able to pipe out

You gotta have the right consistency Maria, if it needs a little more liquid to get the right consistency just add a little water.
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Susan Costa
Susan Costa - 2 Years ago
Love your recipes, but would love to have the nutritional measures for them. This is to help tweak the recipe for personal health issues.



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