Cookies from Azeitão (Portugal)

Cookies-zrCookies from Azeitão (Portugal) are the kind of cookies you should always have at home.

They can be used to accompany coffee or tea and are very good and easy to make.

All you need is flour, sugar, margarine, eggs, cinnamon and a little salt, basically the sort of things you always have in your kitchen.


  • 10.5 ounces (300 grams) sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 17.6 ounces (500 grams) wheat flour
  • 8.8 ounces (250 grams) margarine
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

How to make Cookies from Azeitão (Portugal):

  • Start by mixing the sugar, the cinnamon and the flour. Then, open a hole in the middle of the dough and pour the eggs in it. Add the melted margarine and a pinch of salt.
  • Then, knead the dough very well and shape it into a ball. Leave it resting for about 20 minutes.
  • Now, knead small balls with the dough and shape them like esses.
  • Brush the “esses” with butter and then put them in a baking tray. Place the tray in the oven at 400ºF (200ºC) for 20 minutes.


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