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Almond Biscottini... so delicate and delicious!

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Cookies:

  • 1 Lb Raw Almonds
  • 1/2 Lb Sugar
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 3 Egg whites

Icing:

  • 3/4 Lb Powder sugar
  • 1/4 Cup  Milk

 

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  • To prepare the paste, boil the almonds and remove the peel. Once they are cold and somewhat dry, put them in a food processor or a blender and chop them finely.
  • Put the chopped almonds in a bowl, add the lemon zest, the sugar and egg whites. Mix until the egg whites dilute the sugar and the mixture becomes a paste.
  • Take a lump of dough, roll it into a stick about 8" long and 1/2" thick. Press with a fork to flatten it and create ridges with the teeth of the fork. Cut the strip of dough with a knife in rhomboid shapes about 1 1/2" long.
  • Place all the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for 10 mins. at 350F. Let them cool.
  • Make your icing my mixing the milk and sugar. The icing should be a thick liquid.
  • With a brush apply the icing on each cookie to cover the top.
  • Let the icing dry completely for several hours.

Happy Easter! - Buona Pasqua!

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These beautiful cookies are traditionally made at Easter but in the good old days were also served at weddings as part of a plate of cookies that the bride would give to all guests of the wedding to take home.

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Review by sud_italiano , Monday, 07 November 2011 vote imagevote imagevote image
this recipe was very very delicious!!! i would have given it 4 pots but i wanted to note that the icing was thin when prepared as is and the cooking time i had shortened alot (although this varies oven to oven im sure)! well worth making though!!
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Review by islandteal , Tuesday, 07 April 2015 vote imagevote imagevote imagevote image
I want to make them but could you use almond paste instead
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