By Eddy − On Monday, October 12, 2015, 8 years ago in Cookie Recipes
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Paula's Portuguese Biscuits Recipe


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


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

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
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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Instructions

  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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Tj
Tj
The dough is very sticky and it will definitely not roll into the snake to shape. Can I add more flour or chill?
2 months ago, Monday, February 5, 2024
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Eddy
It is supposed to be sticky, you have to dust the working surface with flower or grease it with oil or butter.
2 months ago, Monday, February 5, 2024
Cory
Cory
I am from the Acores My mom made these at all festivals Thanks for sharing
5 months ago, Sunday, October 29, 2023
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Betty Sousa-Orellana
Betty Sousa-Orellana
Thank you Paula for sharing your recipe! It was super easy to follow and make... I got about 6dz cookies and I can't wait to share with my family.... my mom passed away when I was young and so I am always trying to create Portugal memories for my kids and my nephews and now my grandson. They are delicious!
8 months ago, Tuesday, July 25, 2023
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Cid
Cid
Is this recipe using lemon juice or lemon extract? If lemon juice won’t it be bitter? Thank you in advance.
8 months ago, Saturday, August 5, 2023
Eddy
Lemon juice.
8 months ago, Saturday, August 5, 2023
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