Almond Cantucci

AuthorAlyssa Saltzman
RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Cantucci are a very traditional Italian cookie, and often dipped in sweet wine for dessert.

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Yields6 Servings
Prep Time1 hrCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

Ingredients
 3 cups flour
 2 cups sugar
 5 eggs
 2 ⅓ cups peeled almonds
 salt
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 lemon zest
 orange zest

Directions
1

Blend eggs and sugar well with a wooden spoon.

2

Add vanilla and citrus zests.

3

Fold mixture into the flour.

4

Once a firm dough is formed, add peeled whole almonds, leaving enough for topping.

5

Roll the dough into cylindrical logs, and lay them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

6

Add the remaining almonds on top of the dough, pressing them in gently.

7

Bake at 300 F (150 C) until firm, but not too hard (About 12 mins.)

8

Remove the half-baked logs from oven and cut into even slices (about ¾ inch, or 2 cm thick each).

9

Lay the slices on baking pan, and finish baking for about 5-7 more minutes, or until golden.

10

Remove and allow to cool.

11

Serve with Vinsanto (sweet wine) for dipping.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 3 cups flour
 2 cups sugar
 5 eggs
 2 ⅓ cups peeled almonds
 salt
 1 tsp baking soda
 1 tsp baking powder
 1 tsp vanilla extract
 lemon zest
 orange zest

Directions

Directions
1

Blend eggs and sugar well with a wooden spoon.

2

Add vanilla and citrus zests.

3

Fold mixture into the flour.

4

Once a firm dough is formed, add peeled whole almonds, leaving enough for topping.

5

Roll the dough into cylindrical logs, and lay them on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

6

Add the remaining almonds on top of the dough, pressing them in gently.

7

Bake at 300 F (150 C) until firm, but not too hard (About 12 mins.)

8

Remove the half-baked logs from oven and cut into even slices (about ¾ inch, or 2 cm thick each).

9

Lay the slices on baking pan, and finish baking for about 5-7 more minutes, or until golden.

10

Remove and allow to cool.

11

Serve with Vinsanto (sweet wine) for dipping.

Almond Cantucci