Loretta Sebastiani

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Handmade cookies with dried fruit
( Biscotti per la colazione )

Our original home cooking

Cookies with dried fruit, to do at home. No need to knead on a work surface. Our cookies are ideal for breakfast, a snack, afternoon tea or to be offered as an after dinner with a glass of sweet wine. And keep in mind kids love cookies. Is there anything better to do biscuits at home for them? So you can choose the best ingredients. Do you want to see other recipes of Italian handmade cakes and desserts?

difficulty: medium

time: 50 minutes

calories: 383 (kCal)

Ingredients / Serves 8

  • 100g (3 1/2 ounces) peeled almonds
  • 100g (3 1/2 ounces) peeled hazelnuts
  • 200g (7 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 60g (2 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 140g (5 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 4 egg whites
  • Salt
medium difficulty
preparation: 30 minutes
cooking: 20 minutes
total: 50 minutes
How many calories in a serving?
Calories: 383 (kcal) 20 % - 1604 (kJ)
Protein: 8.4 (g) 17 % GDA
Total fat: 20.4 (g) 30 % GDA
Total carbohydrate: 41.5 (g) 16 % GDA
Sugars: 26.2 (g) 30 % GDA

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Recipe for handmade cookies with dried fruits

Put the hazelnuts, almonds and sugar in the blender mixer and reduce all the ingredients to thin flour.
Then add the softened butter, cut into pieces, vanilla powder and 60 g (2 oz) of flour. Blend up to an homogeneous mixture and then transfer it into a bowl.
Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and whip them very well until stiff. Fold the whipped whites into the mixture in circular movements from the bottom upwards, using a wooden spoon.
Then stir in the remaining flour through a colander; be careful to stir with delicacy.
Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line the bottom of some baking pans with waxed paper.
Spoon the mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. Using firm and even pressure, squeeze out rectangular cookies about 3 inches long and 2 inches wide, spaced well apart.
Bake for 5-10 minutes according to the thickness of the cookies.
Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool.


  • - Preserve your cookies in a cookie tin box for some days.
  • - Serve them at breakfast or at tea time or after dinner.
  • - Serve your cookies on a plate with a napkin as you can see in the photo.

What's the right wine for " Handmade cookies with dried fruit "?

Our suggestion is: a sweet wine or a meditation wine such as raisin wine or Pantelleria Zibibbo if served after dinner