Avô's Biscoitos (Portuguese Biscotti/Cookies)
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- Ready In:
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Cream together butter and sugar until light in color and fluffy in texture.
- Do not undercream or overcream. (Undercreamed butter/sugar looks yellow and dense. Overcreamed butter/sugar looks white and greasy.).
- Add eggs, mixing until blended.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder.
- Add flour mixture to creamed mixture, stirring until combined.
- If dough seems dry or flakey, knead slightly.
- Scoop up ping-pong ball sized dollops of dough.
- Roll between your hands to form a 5-inch long "snake", even throughout the length.
- (if dough is too sticky to handle at this point, you will need to add a small amount of flour to the dough to make it workable).
- Brings ends of the "snake" together, slightly folding one end over the other, to form a donut-shape with a small hole in the middle.
- Place cookies 1-2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets.
- Bake 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Let rest on baking sheet 2 minutes before transferring to rack to cool.
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My family loves them!!! At all the holidays that is the only cookie, they ask for. I love making them but you do need a lot of energy to make them, only because I roll them like snakes. I would only suggest to cook them a little more. My timing varies between 18-24 minutes and it makes all the difference they are soft yet have a little surprise.
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