By: Alan Zox
It’s cookie time of year. Of course many of us, not only children, enjoy these sweet and savory delights year-round. Their popularity is remarkable. Americans consume over 2 billion cookies a year, or 300 cookies for each person annually.
We all have our favorites— Sugar cookies and Chocolate Chip flavors were always on my Top 10 list. Although I have to admit that raw dough was always my undoing. So delicious although not that nutritious. But eating in moderation is probably the best tack to take. Good Luck!
Linda Stradley tells us from her web site What's Cooking America that the first cookies were made by accident while testing oven temperature for larger cakes. These little test cakes were called “koekje” or "little cake" in Dutch. Sound familiar? And the cookie was born.
There are hundreds of cookie recipes in the United States. No one book could include all the various types we enjoy. Here is an assortment of Italian cookies particularly popular in the United States.
Almond Biscotti Pignoli Sicilian Cookies
Anisette Cookies Lemon cookies Spiced Fig Bar Pistachio Wreath Cook
Pizzellie Cookies Shortbread Hazelnut
Sugar Cut Out Chocolate Biscotti
Another Italian Cookie that is less well known, easy to make, and no less delicious is the Coffee Bean Cookie. Enjoy!
Italian Coffee Bean Cookies
Not too sweet; nice and crispy with coffee crunch and hazelnuts!
1- Preheat your oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, add the egg, sugar, vanilla, almond flour and baking powder, and whisk
2- Add the crushed coffee beans and hazelnut and whisk them again.
3- Spoon about a tbsp of cookie batter into a parchment lined baking sheet and bake the cookies for 15 minutes until they’ve set. Bon Appetit