Portuguese Washboard Cookies (Lavadores)

"These delightful simple cookies are marked with a fork to resemble an old fashioned washboard."
 
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photo by Chef Gorete photo by Chef Gorete
photo by Chef Gorete
photo by Chef Gorete photo by Chef Gorete
photo by Chef Gorete photo by Chef Gorete
photo by Chef Gorete photo by Chef Gorete
photo by Chef Gorete photo by Chef Gorete
Ready In:
35mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
4 Dozen
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ingredients

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directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Mix the butter with 1 cup of the sugar on medium high-speed for 1 minute. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each, until the mixture is fluffy and pale yellow, about 3 minutes. Stir in the lemon rind.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder & salt to combine. Fold the flour into the butter mixture using a spatula, mixing well. Gently knead the dough in the bowl for about 5 minutes.
  • Place the remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a shallow dish. Using a small cookie scoop, shape pieces of dough into balls, then roll in the sugar. Place the cookes on a parchment lined or lightly greased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten the cookies gently using the tines of a fork or make the horizontal lines.
  • Bake for 18 - 20 minutes, or until a light golden colour. I like to rotate the cookie trays from top to bottom, halfway through the cooking process.
  • Cool on the cookie trays for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy.

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I was born in the Azores in Portugal, but have lived in Canada for the majority of my life. Baking is my passion, so I'm always looking for some easy and great tasting recipes....this site is perfect for it.
 
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