Ossa di Morto (Bones of the Dead)A web-exclusive recipe from Italian Cooking and Living
|2 cups sliced almonds|
2 cups sugar
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
zest of 1 lemon
3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 350°. In a bowl, combine the almonds with the sugar and 1/4 cup of water and toss. Arrange the coated almonds on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until golden. Remove form the oven, and set aside to cool. Transfer to a food processor, and pulse until finely ground. Add the flour, eggs, cinnamon, lemon zest and butter, and process until smooth. Roll the ball of dough out with your hands on a work surface so as to obtain a snake; cut the snake into half-inch thick slices and shape the bit into bones. Place the “bones” onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes, or until golden brown. Makes about 30 cookies.
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