By Eddy − On Monday, February 1, 2016, 8 years ago in Cookie Recipes
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Portuguese Washboard Cookies Recipe

Portuguese Washboard Cookies Recipe

How to make Portuguese washboard cookies.

Preparation time 15 min
Cooking Time 15 min
Ready In 30 min
Level of DifficultyEasy
Servings8

Ingredients

½ cup of butter, room temp1 cup of sugar4 eggsZest of 1 lemon4 cups of flour1 tbsp of baking powder1/8 tsp of salt1/4 cup of sugar for rolling the cookies
½ cup of butter, room temp1 cup of sugar4 eggsZest of 1 lemon4 cups of flour1 tbsp of baking powder1/8 tsp of salt1/4 cup of sugar for rolling the cookies
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Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Using your mixer, cream the butter and 1 cup of sugar for about a minute or so, or until creamy and light. Crack the eggs in one at a time, beating well in between each one. You're done when your batter is light and fluffy and is sort of a pale yellow. Took me about 2½ minutes. Mix in the lemon zest.
  2. In a separate bowl, wisk together the flour, salt and the baking powder.
  3. Using a big spoon, fold the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix well.
  4. Knead the dough in the bowl for about 5 minutes.
  5. I did use my Kitchen Aid for this using the dough attachment on the lowest setting.
  6. Using a pan, sprinkle the ¼ cup of sugar on the pan.
  7. Shape the dough into balls that are about one and a half inches.
  8. Roll each bowl in the sugar until completely coated and place on a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet about an inch to two inches apart.
  9. Use a fork to gently flatten the balls with the fork tines creating lines in the dough.
  10. This is where the washboard name comes from.
  11. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a lightly golden color.
  12. You can wait for them to cool, but they are amazing warm. Serve with a glass of milk, cup of tea or steaming mug of coffee. Delish!
Recipe & Photo Credit: Nicole Cook, dailydishrecipes.com *
Recipe Adapted from Portuguese Homestyle Cooking, portuguesecooking.com

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