Biscoitos – Portuguese Tea Biscuits

Portuguese Biscuit Cookies are perfect for your afternoon tea but they are great any time of the day!

This recipe is is simply easy, and perfect, for you to make with your kids because they can get their little hands into the dough and make all kinds of circle shapes, numbers, hearts and letters! *See my photos below, I guess the dough brought out the child in me!

Store in a Cookie jar and enjoy!

Here’s a video from our Youtube Channel:




3 cups of flour + more if needed

1 cup of sugar

3 eggs (room temp)

6 tbsp of Margarine or Butter

2 tsp of baking powder

1 tsp grated lemon peel or Anis Liquor (optional)



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Soften the butter and mix with the sugar in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs and lemon and beat for about 1 minute. Add the flour and baking powder to the sugar and mix with a dough hook for about 3 minutes until the batter forms into a ball. *You may need to a little flour if you find the dough too soft depending on your butter or the size of your eggs.


Place the smooth dough onto a lightly floured cutting board and shape into a flat disc with 1/2 inch in height.

Cut the dough evenly into 1/2″ by 5″ strips. Roll each strip into a round snake like form or infinity shape.

You can form the dough into letters, shapes etc.. The dough molds perfectly together by rolling if you have any small pieces.


Slightly grease a cookie sheet and place the biscuits evenly on the pan.

Cook for about 15-18  minutes or until slightly golden brown.

*Lift one and look under neath to find a golden crust bottom.

Let them cool slightly and store. *They freeze well so make a double batch!

As you see below, I had a lot of fun making these! 🙂

Cha de Cidreira – Lemon Balm Tea

A little fun!









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1 Response

  1. Lely Smith says:

    Thank you for posting Portuguese Tea Biscoites, so sad that Portuguese traditions are slowly dying down.

    thank you

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