Portuguese Biscoitos, a tender not-too-sweet treat just right for eating in the morning with a cup of coffee or dipping into a glass of red wine in the evening. If you like a cookie that isn't too sweet, then these are for you!
These wreath-shaped cookies start out simply by beating eggs and sugar in a mixer, then adding flour and baking powder, after which some melted butter is added to the mixture until it all magically comes together into an easy to handle, soft dough.
The ends are brought together and pinched closed. These treats bake at 350 F for 20 minutes or until the bottom of the cookies are a light golden color.
I keep these in a bag in the freezer where they stay fresh. I'll take one or two out in the morning and by the time my coffee is done, the cookies are thawed and ready to eat!
My gardener never throws anything out. As a result, we have quite a collection of wine corks. When I saw a $75 Christmas wreath made out of wine corks online, I knew just what I was going to do with some of these corks!
Here is the finished wreath with some red berries woven between the corks. I didn't glue the berries on so I can change them out for different seasons. I might put some pansies on there for spring or sunflowers during summer.
You can find the recipe for the biscoitos here!