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Easy Portuguese Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Easy Portuguese Cookies

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

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Apr 19, 2010

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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 28, 2012

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 much cornstarch though (gave it a sour aftertaste). These looked nice, but I would never make them again due to the flavor.


11 Ratings

Aug 23, 2005

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?

Nov 01, 2003

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!

Feb 11, 2008

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 the bitter aftertaste in larger recipes, Zira Julio, my guess would be the baking powder is the problem. Try cutting back on it a little and see what happens. If that doesn't work, it must be the cornstarch.

Nov 01, 2003

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

Feb 16, 2012

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 used parchment paper with no problems. next time i will try them on a GREASED cookie sheet.

Nov 22, 2011

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


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  • Calories
  • 101 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 19 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 2 g
  • 3%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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