Monday, November 21, 2011

Aunt Peach's Struffoli Honey Cookies Recipe


Aunt Peach's Honey Cookies Recipe (Struffoli, ribbons, not balls.)

Aunt Peach's Honey Cookies Recipe

This is the classic italian honey cookie recipe from my Aunt Peach. This is the recipe for just the cookies. The important thing to note is that this is the ribbon version of the recipe, not the balls. The ribbon cookies are far superior.

Ingredients:
2 lbs flour
8 teaspoons baking powder
1 dozen medium eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 lb melted butter

Method:
Beat eggs with melted butter, salt, and vanilla.
Gradually add baking powder until dissolved.
Add flour a little at a time, until dough forms a ball.
Repeat 3 times:
Cover dough, and wait about 15 minutes.
Knead for 10 minutes.
Use pasta machine to roll out. Start with the widest notch, and keep going until right before the last notch.
Cut with wheel into strips and fry.

(I think: store cookies in paper bags overnight. Do honey the next day.)

After this, the honey mixture is poured over the cookies. The honey mixture is documented elsewhere, but I'll try to find it and add it in here.

Then sprinkle with colored hard sprinkles.

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