Strazzate

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Pat Duran

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@kitchenChatter

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
34 cookies
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make Strazzate

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat oven to 325^. Grease 2 parchment-lined baking sheets with the butter and set aside.
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    In a small bowl, whisk together baking powder and 1 T. lukewarm water until dissolved, 20 seconds.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Strazzate

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



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