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Portuguese Biscuits biscoitos cookies

Portuguese Biscuit Cookies (Biscoitos)

This traditional Portuguese biscuit cookie shaped like a ring is super easy to prepare and everyone will love them.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 36 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine Azorean, Brazilian, Portuguese
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 70 kcal


  • 300 grams all purpose flour 2 1/2 cups
  • 113 grams unsalted butter room temperature stick
  • 150 grams sugar 3/4 cup sugar
  • 150 grams eggs 3 large eggs
  • 60 grams milk 4 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest 2 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 grams
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 2grams


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F).
  • Prepare two baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Add the flour, salt and baking powder and mix together using a whisk or spoon.
  • Add the butter and the sugar into a mixing bowl with a paddle attachment and cream together until light and fluffy. You can also use a hand blender.
  • Add in the eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest, and milk and mix together until well combined.
  • Pour in the flour mixture and mix until the dough comes together. If the dough is to dry, and a bit more milk.
  • Remove the biscuits dough and place onto a light flour working surface.
  • Work the dough a little bit more by kneading it for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Roll out the cookie dough into a long log and cut small golf ball size pieces and slightly round them. You can also use a small ice scoop, scoop small golf ball-shaped balls.
  • To shape the biscoitos, roll out each piece into a rope shape about 4-5 inches in length and 1/2 inch thick, and connect both ends together resembling a ring or bagel.
  • Transfer formed biscuits into baking pan and keep them about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Repeat until all the cookie dough is made up.
  • Once your first tray is done, place into the oven and bake for 16-18 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and let the biscuits cool down for five minutes before removing them to a plate or cooling rack.
  • Repeat with the second tray.
  • Keep biscuits stored in an airtight container or zip lock bag, they will keep for about 2 weeks.
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