Formed Cookies Fava Dolci (Bean-Shaped Clove and Cinnamon)

Posted by: mamaSue 11-02-99 5:37 AM

Fava Dolci (Bean-Shaped Clove-and Cinnamon Spiced Cookies)

1 cup unpeeled almonds
1/2 cup sugar
Grated zest of 1/2 lemon
1 egg
1 tablespoon rum
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Grind almonds to a coarse powder with 2 to 3 tablespoons of sugar in a food processor fitted with steel blade.

Add remaining sugar and process to a very find powder.

Transfer to a large bowl and mix in lemon zest, egg, and rum; mix until blended.

Add spices and flour and stir until dough is well blended.

Divide dough into 4 pieces.

Flour a work surface very lightly and roll each piece into a log width of a finger.

Cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces and flatten them slightly.

Place 1 inch apart on oiled or parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees until barely browned, 16 to 18 minutes.

Note: If you wish to use cookie cutter roll out on floured board as you would any rolled cookie.

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