BISCOITOS / PORTUGUESE BISCUITS
3/4 cup of sugar
3/4 stick of butter
3 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Melt the butter and allow to cool a little. In a bowl, mix the sugar and melted butter together well with a fork. Add the eggs and blend well with fork or whisk.
In a separate bowl, add the flour and baking powder and blend well.
Add the flour/ baking powder to the egg, sugar mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until dough starts to form. With your hands work the dough so that it is well blended. The dough should not stick to your hands, if it does you may need to add just a little more flour.
On the counter top or cutting board, knead the dough a little and then scoop out 1 heaping tablespoon of the dough. Using your hands or countertop, roll each tablespoon of dough into a snake-like shape approximately 5-6 inches long and 1/2 wide. Make a circle shape with the dough, overlap the ends and pinch the two ends together.
Place the biscuits on the cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until they start to turn a golden color.
This recipe makes approximately 18 -24 biscuits.