From a recent post I wrote I mentioned that I made some Portuguese Bisquits. Some of my friends, after reading it, have asked for this recipe. I am happy to share. These Bisquits are easy to make and really delicious with coffee, tea or just alone. I share this with love to you and yours. This is a gift to you and yours this Christmas season!
I grew up with a warm, loving and affectionate Portuguese family. We loved, shared and welcomed others into our homes. There was always plenty of food, drink and laughter when friends and family came to visit.
Times seemed to have changed with each generation however. We don’t do the same thing any more. Family, friends don’t just drop in. We have become a more technologically savor generation with our heads inside our iPhones and tablets. It is sad at times, but technology is good but does seem to distance us from each other. I hope this recipe will make you feel the connectiveness of the Portuguese spirit of love and food and sharing.
May God bless your and your this Christmas and bring you closer to those you love.
1 stick butter
1 Cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 Cups flour
2 Tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 sticks butter
2 Cups sugar
1 Tbs vanilla
6 Cups flour
4 Tbs baking powde
1 tsp salt
- Melt butter in microwave – 60 seconds.
- Mix melted butter with sugar and vanilla In bowl with beater.
- Add eggs and blend well.
- Add dry ingredients a little at a time to butter & sugar mixture until blended.
- Either roll dough out on a sheet and use cookie cutters or take a dollop of dough and roll it between your hands to make a ball or a log or snakes and place them onto cookies sheets.
- Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom, the tops will not brown.
- Sprinkle with colored sugar before baking or frost after cookies are cooled and sprinkle with colored sugar.
1/2 tsp vanilla
1-2 Tbs milk
5-6 Tbs confectioner’s sugar
Mix all together until you have a consistency that is thin and light to frost cookies.
The amount of cookies you make with 1/2 or full batch depends on whether you are using cookies cutters or just round shapes and logs. I make about 4-5 dozen rounds and logs or 2-3 dozen cookies cutter shapes from a full batch.
My favorite type of this cookie is plain. I don’t like the extra sugar but the kids all love them with the frosting and sugar sprinkles.
This recipe was given to me by a Portuguese woman who was a friend of my grandmother’s and had been making these cookies since she came from Portugal. On one visit to my house this elegant and sweet lady brought these delectable cookies. I ate several and couldn’t help myself when I asked her that day if she would share the recipe with me. She was a lovely and kind lady and was delighted that I asked. I treasure this recipe always as it keeps me close to my Portuguese heritage. I hope you enjoy this recipe and share it with your family each holiday. Happy Baking and Eating!
If you would like to share one of your recipes from your heritage please let me know and I will post them in another blog. I look forward to hearing from you and sharing your recipes.
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