Aveiro Crispy Cookies • Raivas de Aveiro


Raivas are a very traditional cookie from the Aveiro region of Portugal, the name suits the looks of the biscuit, raivas means anger/rage in portuguese, because the cookie looks a bit like what would happen if you were angry while making these and just threw all your anger into the poor little cookies ;D

These are very thin plain crispy cookies good for tea as its a crispy sweet perfect to dunk on tea or coffee, sometimes people add a bit of cinnamon, lemon or orange peel, but the cookie itself is suppose to be simple thin and crispy this is of course the traditional homemade design, if you buy a commercial it normally is made with a more geometric or standard pattern like a bow tie.

Lets check the recipe 😛

Aveiro Crispy Cookies, Raivas de Aveiro Recipe

Aveiro Crispy Cookies, Raivas de Aveiro

  • Servings: 20
  • Difficulty: Normal
  • Rating: ★★★★★
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Raivas Cookies are a easy and delicious cookie recipe to make at home, its deliciously thin and crispy perfect as a little portuguese sweet.


  • Sugar – 100 gr
  • Butter – 75 gr
  • Eggs – 3 Large
  • Flour without Baking Powder – 250 gr (Plain AP Flour)


  1. In a bowl add the sugar and butter, whisk both well until they are combined, then add the eggs whisking between each one.
  2. Add the sifted plain flour and create a dough, mold it into a rectangle and wrap it with cling film, take it to the fridge to refrigerate and let the dough set for at least 1 hour.
  3. When its time to prepare the cookies, start by prepping a baking tray lined with non-stick paper or silicon, preheat the over to 170ºC
  4. Now divide the dough in similar sized cubes and make some long and thin rolls of dough (use a pinch of flour to help if the dough is sticking), try to make them as long and thin as you can, then lay those strands on the baking tray and roll them up to make the patterns you see in the pictures, be creative and note that you want to have enough space inside the pattern so the cookie bakes nice and thin and doesn’t bake like a big cookie, this way it gets crispier.
  5. When you have the tray filled, take it to the oven to bake for about 11-15 minutes until baked (but not toasted, these are light colored cookies), remove from the oven and remove from the tray right away to cool.
  6. They are soft out of the oven but after cooling completely they will become very crispy and crunchy. That’s It! Enjoy
Notes: Don’t overwork the dough, this is not that kind of dough, just mold it enough to do what you want, also don’t worry about the designs, just make them as you want 😀 just because these are “angry” cookies doesn’t mean you have to stress, baking is fun! hehehe If you want a a cinnamon version, just add about 1 teaspoon of cinnamon on the batter, the same amount of fine lemon or orange peel if you want those versions as well. Also after cool store these on a airtight container they will remain crispy for quite some time this way, if they remain outside they will start getting softer after about 2 days.

This recipe for Aveiro Crispy Cookies, Raivas de Aveiro was originally created on BakeAfter.com. Esta receita de Biscoitos Raivas de Aveiro foi publicada em português no Iguaria.com.


Per Serving: 99 calories; 3.8 g fat; 14.2 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein.

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