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Cantucci (Dry Almond Cookies)

di Academia Barilla

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Cantucci (Dry Almond Cookies)
45 minutes


Sweets and Fruit

Ingredients for 4 people

12 ½ tablespoons butter
1 ¾ cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 egg yolk
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 ounce baking powder
4 cups + 2 tablespoons flour
8 ¾ ounces almonds
with their skin

Preparation 15 minutes preparation + 30 minutes cooking
1. Soften butter at room temperature for at least 45 minutes

2. Beat butter and granulated sugar in a bowl until creamy

3. Add eggs and keep beating

4. Mix flour with baking powder

5. Stir in nutmeg and vanilla sugar

6. Add almonds and mix until smooth

7. Fill a pastry bag with the mixture and make lines of dough (like little baguettes) on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

8. Place baking sheet in an oven preheated to 400°F for 15 - 20 minutes

9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly

10. Then with a smooth-edged knife, cut diagonally into 1/2-inch slices

11. Return to the oven for a few minutes until crunchy on both sides