Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie Tray: A Cookbook

By Maria Bruscino Sanchez

Sweet Maria's Italian Cookie Tray provides sixty-five recipes for the scrumptious, festive cookies that brighten each Italian domestic, on the vacations and all year-round.
Maria Bruscino Sanchez opened candy Maria's bakery whilst she used to be simply twenty-six years outdated, focusing on actual Italian cookies and tarts made of handed-down family members recipes. the outcome has been a booming enterprise, and this very designated cookbook.
The impossible to resist reciples variety from drop, molded and stuffed cookies; biscotti; taralle and biscuits; pizelles, and extra. effortless to organize and ideal for any party (or no celebration in any respect) they include:

Chocolate Almond Macaroons, Pignoli Nut Cookies, Amaretto Biscotti Sesame Cookies, Almond Crescents, Lemon Drop Cookies, Chocolate Puffs, Florentines, woman arms, candy Ravioli Cookies, Christmas Honey Clusters, Angel Wings, Cinnamon Nut Bars, and more.

Whether you grew up in an Italian domestic or simply want you probably did, this glorious assortment is certain to turn into a cookie lover's favorite--one you are going to go back to back and again.

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The dough may be rolled in a rectangular form, now not around. unfold 0.5 cup of jelly over the dough, utilizing a steel spatula or butter knife. Sprinkle 1/2 the nut combination over the jelly. 6. beginning on the backside lengthy finish, roll up loosely, like a jelly roll. rigorously stream the roll onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, putting seam facet down. 7. Repeat rolling and filling with the opposite 1/2 dough. position every one loaf approximately three inches aside on cookie sheet. eight. Bake for 25 to half-hour, or till mild brown. get rid of the cookie sheet from the oven. Cool on cookie sheets. those cookies can be more uncomplicated to slice, with much less breakage, in the event that they are saved at room temperature, wrapped in foil, in a single day. After cooling, slice every one loaf diagonally into 1/2-inch slices. YIELDS approximately 25 COOKIES CECI-FILLED CALZONES CALZONE DI SAN GIUSEPPE This fried cookie is usually baked to have a good time St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. As is favourite on a saint’s ceremonial dinner day, you need to hunt down each person named Joseph or Josephine in this day and pull their ear for stable success. whilst my grandmother first informed me approximately this chick-pea and chocolate mixture, i have to admit i used to be rather skeptical approximately its flavor. yet upon making an attempt it, I agreed it used to be flavorful with a fascinating texture. My mom and that i continually say this recipe used to be most likely invented by way of an Italian girl who had just a little of ceci and somewhat of chocolate left over and hated to throw them away. CRUST three EGGS 1 TABLESPOON SUGAR � CUP VEGETABLE OIL � CUP WHITE WINE 1 TEASPOON CINNAMON 2¼ TO 21/2 CUPS FLOUR FILLING 10 oz CANNED CHICK-PEAS three oz SEMISWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS 0.5 CUP FINELY CHOPPED WALNUTS VEGETABLE OIL FOR FRYING � CUP HONEY half TEASPOON CINNAMON 1 TABLESPOON CONFECTIONERS’ SUGAR 1. In a small bowl, beat eggs, sugar, oil, wine, and cinnamon with a fork. upload 2 cups of flour and knead till dough is gentle and elastic. Knead in more flour if dough is simply too sticky. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate once you make the filling. 2. Drain chick-peas. Pour right into a small saucepan and canopy with water. Over medium warmth, boil, exposed, till soft, 10 to twelve mins. Drain. get rid of and discard any skins which were loosened in the course of boiling. Mash the chick-peas until eventually tender utilizing a fork or potato masher. three. whereas sizzling, combine in all different filling components. mixture good until eventually chocolate is melted. put aside. four. Roll out crust to a 1/8-inch thickness. With a 4-inch around cookie cutter, reduce dough into circles. sooner than filling the circles, just a little stretch each one circle just like stretching a pizza crust. five. position � teaspoon of filling into the heart of every circle. Fold the dough over to shape a mini-turnover. Seal seams of dough with a fork. Fill all circles, then allow them to set for 10 to fifteen mins. 6. Preheat a medium saucepan packed with three inches of vegetable oil. 7. Deep-fry calzones in preheated vegetable oil for 1 to two mins, until eventually simply browned on each side. get rid of from oil with a slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. airborne dirt and dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve hot or cooled.

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