Nanina's Bocconotti Calabresi ___

Nanina's Bocconotti Calabresi


For the Bocconotti:

  • 12 large eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 16 ounces Crisco
  • 2.5 pounds all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking powder
  • Nutella
  • jellies or jams
  • colorful sprinkles, sugars or chocolate for drizzling
  • non-stick spray
  • mini tart tins about 3 inches


Pre-heat oven 350 degrees

In large bowl mix eggs, sugar and Crisco--mix well

In a separate bowl add baking powder to flour--use a wire whisk to mix together

Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, if using a hand mixers set on low

Spray tins and layer the tin with mixture

Add a teaspoon of filling an then cover with more mixture

Smooth and remove extra dough to leave a clean trim

Place on cookie sheet and bake til golden brown about 20 minutes

Wait to completely cool before removing from tins