Lavadores (Washboard Cookies)

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Lavender Lynn

This recipe is from portuguesecooking.com

Top Review by Karen Elizabeth

I found this a very easy cookie to prepare .. I am not the best baker, so if it works for me it must be good! Less sweet than I would expect, but DH said it was perfect, and he particularly likes the crispness of these bite-size nibbles.
Thank you Lynn, a lovely tea-time treat, made for PRMR tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1 C of the sugar, about 1 minute.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each, until the batter is fluffy and pale yellow, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Stir in grated lemon peel.
  5. In a medium bowl, wisk together flour and baking powder.
  6. Using a wooden spoon, fold the flour into the egg batter.
  7. Mix well. Gently knead the dough in the bowl for about 5 minutes.
  8. Place the remaining 1/2 C of sugar in a shallow dish.
  9. Shape pieces of dough into 1&1/2 inch balls.
  10. Roll in the sugar and place on parchment-lined or lightly greased cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
  11. Flatten gently with tines of a fork to make horizontal lines.
  12. Bake for 20 minutes or until a light golden color.

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