The other day, working for a hotel coffeebreak, we made these cookies which I loved and can be adapted in so many ways!
The recipe is super easy, with only 4 ingredients. We made it with 30 eggs but I'll give you the recipe with only 4 eggs that I made yesterday and it yields around 30-40 cookies.
80 gr sugar
130 gr softened butter
230 gr plain flour
Boil the eggs, put them in an ice bath, peel them and take only the boiled yolks.
Mash the yolks with a fork until they form a paste.
Add the sugar and mix with the hand - very important!! - if you use a machine you won't get the same texture
Pour in the butter, mixing, and finally add the flour in 3 - 4 batches until the dough absorbs all the flour.
The perfect texture is crumbly.
Form little balls and press your finger on them, so they're prettier.
Sprinkle a baking tray with some flour, accommodate your little cookies in there (they won't grow too much so you can fit them almost together!)
They bake in a 180ºc/350ºf for about 15 min, until they're golden
(mine were a little more tanned but it depends on your taste!)
I couldn't shoot my cookies but I took a picture of the box I wrapped them in, to offer this evening when I went to have dinner at a friend's house (by the way, the dinner was great! Penne with shrimp and tomato and coriander sauce, really portuguese and comfy!)
Have a good night