Created by a volcanic hotspot on the ocean floor, Madeira is often referred to as the Island of Flowers or the Garden Island
Christmas in Madeira Island is filled with sweets and cookies are a must. Here is the recipe for the Madeira “Areias” (Sandy) cookies:
1/2 Kg Flour
150 gr Sugar
100 gr Butter
100 gr Lard(melted pork fat)
6 tablespoons of milk
Knead the sugar, and butter, the milk and the flour.
Make small balls that will cook on trays dusted with flour.