Soft, subtle lemon flavor in a thick, delicious cookie – perfect with a cup of tea or coffee. Lavadores Cookies also known as Washboard Cookies are a wonderful Portuguese Dessert Recipe.
When it was announced that this week’s theme was Portuguese food, I figured I’d just sit this one out – I don’t know anything about Portuguese Cooking.
Except I missed last weeks too, and I didn’t want to miss out.
The solution was to go hunting out a simple Portuguese recipe I could make and that would be easy enough that mini-chef could help.
You see, she cooks almost everything with me, so it had to be simple enough for her to follow and make.
She’s 14, I’m blessed, that opens up a lot of recipes.
Her task I gave her… Google Portuguese recipes until you find something that will work. She sat there for about an hour looking at different recipes, I’d hear her shuffling around in the kitchen occasionally.
When she finally chose Lavadores Cookies, I asked her why those. Her answer was simple and assuredly very sweet – “Mom, they are lemon, and I love lemon and besides, you have all the ingredients already and we don’t have to go to the store to buy anything.”
I love this child. She amazes me when she thinks about things like that.
So we set out to make our Lavadores Cookies and they were absolutely delicious – the right amount of tart lemon from the zest, a thicker cookie that is absolutely heavenly with a cup of tea in the evening or a cup of coffee in the morning.
Don’t judge me, sometimes I eat cookies for breakfast… so what?
Are you ready to make your own Lavadores Cookies?