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Heart menders

Recipe#30hazelnut raspberry cookies

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“Schedule a baking day with your mom, your daughter, your sister or your friend. This is how traditions are born and memories that last a lifetime are made.” (Natalie Discala)

Ingredients

250 gr (1 cup + 2tbsp) butter

400 gr (3 cups) flour

125 gr (1 cup) confectioner’s sugar

150 gr (1 cup) grinded hazelnuts

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 tsp cinnamon

raspberry preserve

Directions

Pour the flour on your working surface, add the softened butter and the confectioner’s sugar. Slightly knead the mixture before adding the egg, egg yolk, cinnamon and hazelnuts. Keep working the dough until soft and smooth – it will remain a bit sticky. Wrap in plastic foil and let rest in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

Roll the dough on a floured surface and cut out the cookie shapes you prefer, we used hearts in this case. You can use different sizes of the same shape or you can even use different shapes (that must always be of different sizes). However, make sure that when cutting out the smaller shapes, the borders aren’t too thin.

Bake the cookies at 180° for around 10-13 minutes – the top layers will bake more quickly, be careful not to burn them. Once all the (larger) bases and the top layers have been baked, let them cool before assembling or the cookies will break.

Spread one bottom layer with raspberry preserve and then cover with one of the top layers – continue with all shapes.

The gentle hazelnut flavour, combined with a touch of cinnamon,  makes these cookies oh so special!

Cheers,

A&J

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Homies

Recipe#25cantuccini

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“Most of our childhood is stored not in photos, but in certain biscuits, lights of day, smells, textures of carpet.” (Alain De Botton)

Ingredients

400 gr (3 ¼ cups) all-purpose flour

1 egg

3 yolks

230 gr (1 cup) granulated sugar

150 gr toasted pealed almonds (chopped)

100 gr (1 stick) butter

1 tsp baking soda

4-5 tbsp marsala or white wine

1 tbsp limoncello

Directions

In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar, and baking soda. Add all the other ingredients and beat until the batter becomes soft and smooth. Create “salami-shaped” tubes with the batter, put them on a sheet of baking paper, and slightly flatten them. Bake at 180° (350F) for about 20 minutes (they have to remain soft). Remove from the oven and cut the tubes to get “half-moon shaped” biscuits. Put them back in the oven for about 5 minutes until they become gold and crispy. Sprinkle some icing sugar on the cantuccini and then… Eat!

Cheers,

A&J

Pinpoints of love

Recipe#5: chocolate chip cookies

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“Cookies are made of butter and love.” (Norwegian Proverb)

Ingredients

130 gr (2/3 cup) granulated sugar

150 gr (1 1/5 cup) flour

100 gr melted butter

100 gr (3/4 cup) chocolate chips

1 tsp milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions

Super-easy!

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Make little balls with the dough and softly flatten them on baking papers. Bake at 180° (350 F) for about 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool.

Cheers,

A&J