Biscoitos are made year round and are always available to enjoy with a good cup of coffee or tea…
Growing up my cookie jars were always filled with biscuits and I wouldn’t have wanted it another way.
Once you try these you’ll understand what I mean.
They are so special I hope you enjoy them with your family and when you do make sure to enjoy one for me too!! xox
  • Author: Maria Lawton
  • Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 4 dozen bisquits 1x
  • Category: Baked Goods



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8 cups of flour
2 cups of heavy cream
2 cups of sugar
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 1/2 cup of butter *have at room temperature
1 tablespoon of lard/shortening *have at room temperature
1 teaspoon of salt
Zest of 1 lemon

I love baking with Wilton sheets and pans, and here’s one I recommend!



Preheat oven at 350, and lightly grease baking trays

-In an extra large bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well and leave aside.

– In a separate large bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together the 3 sticks of butter and lard/shortening. Mix in the sugar and eggs and beat together at a high speed until creamy. Then add the heavy cream and beat for another 2 minutes. Once everything is well incorporated, mix in the lemon zest and leave aside.

-Next you will make a well in the bottom of the bowl of flour by pushing the flour to the sides of the bowl. Then, you’re going to slowly pour the creamy mixture in to the well. Using a mixing spoon, start blending them together until the dough gets too hard and then you will need to knead the rest by hand. Take the dough out of the bowl and place on to a floured surface and continue to knead until you can form the dough into a large ball. Now you can start and take pieces of dough and roll out into a small size ball or into shapes such as a wreath…It’s up to you…no right or wrong.
place in oven for 15-20 min +/- depending on your oven or until there a golden color.



Pumpking Spice variation:  Sometimes in the Fall I add 4 tablespoons of pumpkin spice to the above recipe for a very yummy treat! Need pumpkin spice, you can buy it here!  And if you don’ t need a full batch, just cut the recipe in half!

If you don’t have the time to bake these yourself, you can order them here from Shop Portuguese.

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2 thoughts on “Biscoitos”

  1. Barbara H Michaels

    I just finished watching your show and you made these biscuits with a man in Portugal. I remember them as a small child. My own grandmother made them but she came from Avellino, Italy. They weren’t too sweet but so enjoyable with a cup of coffee or tea at midday. A light snack or pick me up. Thank you…you brought back memories of these marvelous cookies.

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