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                            PORTUGUESE BISCOTTI
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 Serving Size  : 16   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1       c            Sugar
      1/2   c            Butter
    1       tb           Lemon zest
      1/4   c            Lemon juice
    3                    Egg
    3       c            Flour
   In large bowl of an electric mixer, beat 1 cup of the
   sugar and butter until well blended. Add lemon peel
   and juice; mix to blend. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time,
   until smooth.  Gradually stir in 3 cups of the flour,
   mixing well. cover and chill until dough is firm
   enough to handle easily, at least 3 hours or as long
   as 2 days.  For easier handling, chill the dough
   before you form the ring-shaped cookies. Divide dough
   in half. Cover and chill 1 portion.  Divide other half
   into 8 equal pieces. With floured fingers, roll each
   piece on a lightly floured board to make a 10-inch
   rope. Overlap ends of each rope slightly to form a
   ring. Place rings about 1 inch apart on a greased
   14x17 inch baking sheet. Sprinkle light with sugar.
   Bake in a 300 F. oven until golden, 35-40 minutes.
   Remove cookies from pans and let cool completely on
   racks. Repeat with remaining dough. Serve or store
   airtight up to 10 days.
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