strazzate

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 34 cookies
prep time 15 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For strazzate

  • 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

  • 1
    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.
  • 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.
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