Sunday, September 6, 2009

.Ossa de Mordere Italian Cookies.

Ossa de Mordere Italian Cookies Halloween Sweets Recipe

Italians enjoy these traditional cookies on November 2nd -- All Souls Day. Ossa da Mordere (sometimes called "Ossa di Morte") translates as "Bones of the Dead (For Chewing)".

3 large egg whites
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp grated lemon zest
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 3/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Beat egg whites (with an electric mixer) until foamy.

3. Add sugar, cinnamon, lemon zest, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves and beat until well-blended.

4. Stir in the flour and almonds.

5. Take about 3 tbsp of dough and roll into a log about 2 1/2" long by about 1/2" wide. Repeat with remaining dough and place on a buttered baking dish.

6. Brush the tops with milk.

7. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.

8. Let cool.

* They keep very well - much like biscotti, and are especially good dipped in coffee or sweet wine.

(Source: Black Cat Cafe & Bakery)


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