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Learn how to make these amazing and popular Portuguese biscuits (Biscoitos).
Preparation time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
15 min
Ready In:
30 min
Level of Difficulty:

Paula's Portuguese Biscoitos Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Paula's Portuguese Biscoitos Recipe

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Posted in: Cookie Recipes
Mon, Oct 12, 2015
5 out of 5 with 646 ratings
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1/2 lb butter, softened1 1/2 cups sugar5 eggs5 cups all-purpose flour4 teaspoons baking powderGrated zest of 1 lemon4 tablespoons of lemon juice Get Portuguese groceries & stuff Get Portuguese groceries and other stuff at Amazon.com

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy in texture.
  3. Add the eggs, lemon zest and juice and mix until well blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
  5. Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, stirring until combined.
  6. If dough seems dry or flakey, knead slightly.
  7. Scoop up ping-pong ball sized dollops of dough.
  8. Roll between your hands to form a 5-inch long "snake", even throughout the length.
  9. Brings ends of the "snake" together, slightly folding one end over the other, to form a donut-shape with a small hole in the middle.
  10. Place cookies 1-2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
  11. Bake 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
  12. Let rest on baking sheet 2 minutes before transferring to rack to cool.
Recipe Credit: Paula Costa
Photo Credit: Susana Amaral Pimentel, peppersinparadise.blogspot.ca


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Carol Reis
Carol Reis - Saturday, September 25, 2021, 1 Month ago
I can’t wait to try a make for my Portuguese husband.

Great Carol.
1 Month ago, Saturday, September 25, 2021 (+1) (-0)
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