Thursday, December 5, 2013

An Italian Traditional Cookie, Canestrelli

CANESTRELLI & TEACANESTRELLI & TEA
These cookies were my favorite snack when I was in high school, they sweetened the hours spent on books making the sacrifice bearable.  Canestrelli hold an insane amount of butter, but less just wouldn't be right, because the buttery fragrance is why canestrelli are what they are. 

Don't expect them to be the type of cookie you would dip in milk, nor the type you would eat for breakfast. They're soft, fragrant, with a light scent of lemon and a delicate touch of rum. Fine tea serves them best. Good company serves them better. A sip, a bite, a chat, a friend, a sip, a bite and before you know it,  they're gone, not a crumble left.  So don't let their innocent daisy shape fool you, because they have nothing innocent and everything makes them dangerously addictive.

Shall we mark them as the bake-off start of the holiday season? I say yes. They are perfect for gifting. Place them in a pretty tin box, wrap with a ribbon a give them out to your precious friends and neighbours.  May the Christmas season begin!
CANESTRELLI & TEA
Inspired by Sara http://www.fiordifrolla.it

6 comments:

  1. Lovely cookies! They must taste amazing.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Thanks! They're buttery and sugary and everything good!

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  3. Buoni i canestrelli!! Li conosco eccome, sai che però non ho mai provato a farli da me:) Io segno la tua ricetta, magari durante le feste provo ad infornarli!! Un abbraccio

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  4. Guarda, sono tremendamente calorici (250 gr!!!) quanto buoni, quindi vanno fatti, mangiati e gustati senza pensare alla linea. Con questa ricetta, puoi andare tranquilla, l'ho presa para para da fiordifrolla ed è l'unica che mi è riuscita come doveva. Vedrai quanto li amerai! A presto!

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  5. Ho sempre amato questi biscotti, buoni e belli da vedere, così romantici nella loro forma a fiore e spolverati di zucchero innevato... :-) Attenta che questi il gattone li fa rotolare per tutta casa, ehehe... se li porta in giro con la zampa... :-)

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    1. Gia' me lo immagino quel bel battufolo di pelo sporco di zucchero. A presto!

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