September 24, 2023


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Sicilian Pistachio Cookies | Paste di Mandorla al Pistacchio Recipe

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That is the pistachio-flavored model of our favourite Italian cookie: Paste di Mandorla. These unassuming cookies could not appear to be a lot, however they’ve an intense taste and gooey texture that all the time elicits shock upon first style. As a bonus, they’re fool-proof and extremely simple to make!


Sicilian Pistachio Cookies | Paste di Mandorla al Pistacchio Recipe

Home made Pistachio “Flour”

In Italy, it’s widespread to see premade pistachio flour, which is used to “bread” the involtini. You possibly can simply make your personal by merely utilizing a meals processor to mix shelled pistachios into a rough powder. If potential, it’s greatest to make use of pistachios that are not roasted and salted, however the recipe will work wonderful even when that’s all you’ve entry to.

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Makes: 18 to twenty cookies

Prepare dinner Time: 1 ½ hours

For this recipe, you will want:

  • 2 egg whites

  • 1 ¼ cups (140g) almond flour

  • 1 ⅔ cups (190g) pistachio flour

  • 1 ½ cup (180g) powdered sugar, plus additional for dusting

  • Amarena bitter cherries for topping (could be substituted with common candied cherries, complete almonds, or complete pistachios)

Whisk the egg whites in a big bowl till they turn out to be barely foamy. Add the almond flour, pistachio flour and powdered sugar. Combine by hand till a tough dough varieties.

Mud a clear work floor with powdered sugar (to forestall sticking) and switch the cookie dough onto the flour. It isn’t crucial to totally knead the dough, however press and collect it right into a clean loaf. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C).

Fill a small bowl with powdered sugar. Break off a bit of the chilled cookie dough concerning the dimension of a golfball and roll it right into a clean ball between your palms. Mud the ball within the powdered sugar bowl and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Use your finger to press a shallow gap within the high of the cookie, and place a single cherry within the despair. Repeat to make cookies with the remainder of the dough.

Bake the cookies for 12 to fifteen minutes, till the outside has hardened a bit however the cookies are nonetheless delicate inside. Let cool to room temperature earlier than serving. The cookies will final in a sealed container at room temperature for a number of days.

Buon appetito!

In case you love these cookies, give the basic almond-only model a shot! Wish to strive extra Sicilian sweets? Try our widespread orange cake recipe!

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