Almond Cookies (Canestrelli Cookies)


Almond Cookies (Canestrelli Cookies)


Preparation:25 min
Ready in:75 min


For pieces

200 gramsPastry flour
50 gramsground almonds
75 gramsSugar
170 gramscold Butter
200 gramsPastry flour
Powdered sugar (for dusting)


1 Mix the flour with the almonds and sugar, add to a bowl, make a well in the center and add in the egg. Sprinkle small pieces of butter around the flour and mix the ingredients together with a knife until crumbly. Quickly knead into a smooth dough with hands, shape the dough into a ball, cover in plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator.
2 Roll out the dough on a floured surface into 3 mm thick disc. Cut out the cookies from the rolled dough using a Welser Ringel (diameter 3 cm) (diameter apprpximately 1 inch). Place the cookies on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (fan: 160°C, gas mark 2-3) (approximately 350°F) for about 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven, allow to cool briefly and serve dusted with powdered sugar.


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