Easy Portuguese Biscuits

    20 mins

    This crisp sugary biscuit is a family recipe from the island of St Michael in the Azores. So simple, and nice to have on hand to go with coffee or tea.

    23 people made this

    Makes: 24 

    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 220g caster sugar
    • 60g butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 345g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cornflour and sugar. Add the butter and cream well. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir into the sugar mixture until a dough forms. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ½ cm thickness and cut into desired shapes with biscuit cutters. Place biscuits 2.5cm apart onto a dry baking tray.
    3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, until biscuits are golden brown at the edges. Allow biscuits to cool on baking tray for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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    These are a not-too-sweet cake like cookie and I really enjoyed them. I had to use 3 tablespoons of half and half because my dough was a little dry, but that could be a lot of different things other than how the recipe was written. Very good!! I imagine these would be fantastic with coffee and I'll be trying that out in the morning!  -  15 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I made the first batch with the original 24qty recipe. My guys loved them so much that the next day I found all the ingredients needed to make them on top of the counter. So I went back into the web site and changed the amount for 96. But unfortunately they are coming out with a sour after taste. Can any one help me figure out why?  -  23 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I really liked this cookie. It tastes just like a cookie my mom makes. It's not too sweet, but very dense, which makes it great with a cup of coffee. My kids liked using the cookie cutters with these cookies, although it did take longer with them helping!  -  10 Jun 2001  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)