Crisp Portuguese Biscuits

    20 minutes

    These simple Portguese sugar biscuits are very crisp. They are delicious with a cup of tea. Using cookie cutters you can make any shaped biscuits you are keen on.

    10 people made this

    Serves: 24 

    • 2 tablespoons cornflour
    • 220g caster sugar
    • 60g butter
    • 2 eggs
    • 350g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder

    Preparation: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 1/2 cm thickness and cut into desired shapes with biscuit cutters. Place biscuits 2 1/2 cm 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 great for people who like a denser more cake-like biscuit. Very simple. They are not very sweet so would be better with something, such as coffee, like D-ANNA suggests.  -  29 Sep 2008


    My boys loved them so much that I made more the next day  -  29 Sep 2008


    A great biscuit recipe, simple and good flavour. Everyone that tries one has good comments on it. Thanks for the recipe.  -  29 Sep 2008