Avô's Biscoitos (Portuguese Biscotti/Cookies)

Recipe by frozen_rain
READY IN: 30mins




  • 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.
  • Enjoy!