I could always count on a tin full of these biscuits to be sitting on my grandma’s counter. Crunchy and slightly chewy, they pair perfectly with a cup of Portuguese milk tea!
3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs, Room Temperature
6 Tbsp. Margarine or Butter
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Grated Lemon Peel
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Soften the butter and mix with the sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and lemon peel and beat for about 1 minute.
Add the flour and baking powder to the sugar and mix with a dough hook for about 3 minutes until the batter forms into a ball. (You may need to a little flour if you find the dough too soft depending on your butter or the size of your eggs).
Place the smooth dough onto a lightly floured surface and shape into a flat disc with 1/2 inch in height.
Cut the dough evenly into 1/2″ by 5″ strips.
Roll each strip into a round snake like form, a figure 8 shape, or a circle. (These are the traditional shapes, but you can form the dough into letters, shapes etc.).
Slightly grease a cookie sheet and place the biscuits evenly on the pan.
Cook for about 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
Let them cool slightly before removing from the pan.
Once cool, store in a tin or a container.
- Cuisine: Portuguese
Keywords: biscuits, portuguese, tea, dessert, cookies