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Serves: 34 cookies
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Cooking Method: Bake


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

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Pat Duran Recipe
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Las Vegas, NV (pop. 583,756)
Member Since Aug 2011
Pat's notes for this recipe:
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.
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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.


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