Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Cookies-Lavadores (Washboard)

It's Christmas time around this house, and that means baking cookies everyday.  We love to try new recipes, and in the spirit of the new blog, I had to do some Portuguese ones :)

Here are the Lavadores, which is translated into Washboard Cookies. 

We also decided to do something fun for you all.  Included in the post is a recipe card designed for you.
If you click on the photo, you can then right-click and select save, and then print it for your own use at home! :)

•½ c. butter , room temp
•1 c. sugar
•4 eggs
•zest of a 1 lemon
•4 c. flour
•1 Tbs. baking powder
•1 tsp. salt
•¼ c. sugar for rolling the cookies in before baking

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Cream the butter and sugar for about a minute or so. Add eggs, beating well in between each one. Mix in the lemon zest.
In a separate bowl, wisk together the flour, salt and the baking powder.  Add dry mixture to wet slowly.
Knead the dough in the bowl for about 5 minutes.
Shape the dough into balls that are about one and a half inches.
Roll each ball in the sugar until completely coated and place on a sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet about an inch to two inches apart.
Use a fork to gently flatten the balls with the fork tines.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a lightly golden color.