Strazzate Recipe


Pat Duran Recipe

By Pat Duran

These Chocolate Almond cookies are a traditional crumbly cookie from the Basilicata region of Italy, and are flavored with Strega, an Italian herbal liqueur.
You can use Gallino, which can be found in most liquor stores.

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper

34 cookies
15 Min
30 Min


2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1 3/4 c
finely ground almonds
2 Tbsp
roughly chopped almonds
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour plus 2 t.
1 c
granulated sugar
2 Tbsp
chocolate chips, mini
1 Tbsp
cocoa powder
1 Tbsp
extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/2 c
strega or galliano liqueur
1/3 c
coffee, room temperature

Directions Step-By-Step

Heat oven to 325^. Grease 2 parchment-lined baking sheets with the butter and set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together baking powder and 1 T. lukewarm water until dissolved, 20 seconds.
Combine ground and chopped almonds, flour, sugar, chips, cocoa, oil and salt in a large bowl. With a wooden spoon, stir in the baking powder mixture, liqueur and coffee to form a wet dough.
Divide the dough into 1 oz. portions. Using your hands, roll dough portions into balls and place on baking sheets spaced about 1-inch apart. Bake until set, about 30 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks and let cool to firm before serving.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Italian