Easy Portuguese Cookies

Easy Portuguese Cookies


"This crisp little sugar cookie is a family recipe from the island of St. Michael in the Azores."


25 m servings 101 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings



  • Calories:
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 19g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Sodium:
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the cornstarch and white 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 1/4 inch thickness and cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto an unprepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cookies are golden brown at the edges. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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  1. 11 Ratings


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 o...

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 t...

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 wi...

These cookies are great for people who like a denser more cake-like cookie. Very simple. They are not very sweet so would be better with something, such as coffee, like D-ANNA suggests. As for...

A great cookie recipe, simple and good flavor. Everyone that trys one has good comments on it. Thanks for the recipe.

Dough was a little difficult to work with, but cookies came out looking fabulous. This reminded me a little of Amish sugar cookies in texture (you can find them on allrecipes as well). Too muc...

very good cookie. dough is easy to work with. we frosted them with a powdered sugar icing. perfect balance of sweet but not too sweet. only our first batch really StuckToThePan!!! we then u...

This is a great recipe. I made them smaller by cutting them into medicine cups. I loved them. They were a hit!!!

made them and did not come out.had as a rock and to taste. did not wat to roll out.