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I have been a bit addicted to cookies lately and I wanted to share with you my favorite cookie recipes so far. I promise you too will be addicted to these ones!


I have fallen in love with these cookies! The consistency is just perfect.

In this recipe, you can adjust the amount of cinnamon you use. To be honest, they would probably taste amazing even without cinnamon.

This interlaced pattern is also an option. You can stretch the dough and cut any shape you want. But I personally think they look stunning interlaced and that the consistency of the cookie gets way better.


  • 400g all-purpose flour

  • 110g butter (at room temperature)

  • 100g white sugar

  • a dash of milk

  • 2 eggs

  • 70ml water

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC.

  2. In a big bowl join the dry ingredients: the flour, the cinnamon, and the sugar. (Save a tablespoon of sugar to use later)

  3. Then join the butter, one egg, and the water. Whisk well! (I like to use an electrical whisker at the begging and then use my hands when the dough gets a bit thicker).

  4. Sprinkle a little bit of flour on your countertop and with the help of a roll, stretch the dough until it's half centimeter thick.

  5. With a knife cut stripes more or less 5cm wide and intertwine them perpendicular to each other to create a chess-like pattern.

  6. With the edge of a cup or glass, cut circular shaped cookies out of the intertwined dough. Transfer them to an oven tray lined with baking paper.

  7. In a small bowl, joint the other egg, the dash of milk, a tablespoon of sugar and a bit of cinnamon and whisk together.

  8. Brush the cookies with this mixture and place them in the oven for more or less 10 min at 180ºC.

AREIAS (sand cookies)

In Portugal, we have a thing called Miniaturas. It's basically when you go to a bakery and buy different types of mini versions of cakes and cookies. My mum would always buy Areias and they were one of my favorites!

They are called "sands" because of their texture. They are easily crumbly and will melt in your mouth. They are also super easy to make. It's a great recipe to try with the little ones!


  • 100g white sugar

  • 300g all-purpose flour

  • 200g butter (at room temperature)

  • a pinch of salt

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC.

  2. Mix all the ingredients together.

  3. Make little balls and place them on an oven tray lined with baking paper, and with some distance from each other (they will grow a bit).

  4. Take them to the oven for 15 min at 180ºC.

  5. When they are ready immediately deep them in sugar, place them on a plate and let cool down.

  6. Keep them in a box with an airtight lid.

COCONUT cookies

Baking coconut cookies was a must since Daniel (my man) loves everything that has coconut on it. These ones are crunchy, lemony and just pure delightfulness.

This was a recipe I made in my Thermomix/Bimby and loved! So I decided to write it down for all of you who don't have the machine but still want to bake these.


  • 150g shredded coconut

  • 2 lemon or orange peels

  • 240g butter

  • 150g white sugar

  • 240g all-purpose flour

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 200ºC.

  2. Spread the shredded coconut on an oven tray. Take it to the oven at 200ºC for about 4min or until it gets a bit toasted.

  3. In a bowl join the sugar, the lemon/orange peel and the butter. Whisk together.

  4. Add the flour and 100g of the toasted coconut, and whisk well.

  5. Leave the remaining 50g of toasted coconut spread on the tray. Make a thick roll with your dough and roll it on the coconut.

  6. Envolve the roll in transparent film and keep it in the freezer for 30 min.

  7. Pre-heat the oven at 180ºC.

  8. Slice the roll into 1cm thick cookies and place them in an oven tray lined with baking paper, with some distance apart from each other.

  9. Take them to the oven at 180ºC for about 15min.

  10. Let them cool down before eating and keep them in a box with an airtight lid.

I hope you enjoyed these recipes! Let me know which one was your favorite.

If you make any of these at home, tag me in your Instagram pictures: @monamiedesserts

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