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Bones of the Dead Cookies
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These biscotti-like cookies - called Ossi Dei Morti - do look a little like bones and get even better after a day or two. They’re perfect for dunking in espresso or wine.
makes 2 dozen


3 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 1/4 cup sugar

1/2 lemon, zested

1 egg white

1 3/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup almonds, ground

1 teaspoon ground clove

powdered sugar for dusting

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Bones of the Dead Cookies
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1. Into the bowl of your stand mixer, add butter and mix until it is creamy. Add sugar, lemon zest, egg white and continue mixing.


2. Into a separate bowl, add flour, cinnamon, almonds and cloves. Whisk together. Gradually add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients until a ball has formed.


3. Add a tablespoon or two of lukewarm water if necessary to help form a ball. Wrap your dough in plastic and transfer to the refrigerator to chill for 20 – 30 minutes.


4. Preheat oven to 350°F.


5. Onto a lightly floured surface, take small portions of the dough and press or roll into ropes that are approximately the size of your finger. The dough is a bit crumbly. Cut into 2- to 3-inch sections. Continue until all dough has been formed and cut.


6. Transfer pieces to a cookie sheet lined with a silicone-baking mat or parchment paper. Bake for approximately 15 minutes.


7. Transfer to a cooling rack and dust lightly with powdered sugar.


8. Store uneaten cookies in an airtight container.

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