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Learn how to make these amazing and popular Portuguese biscuits (Biscoitos).
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Portuguese Biscuits (Biscoitos) Recipe
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Portuguese Biscuits (Biscoitos) Recipe

Portuguese Biscuits (Biscoitos) Recipe

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Ingredients

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

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Directions

  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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