TRADITIONAL SICILIAN ALMOND COOKIES - The almond cookies are “a must” of the Sicilian culinary tradition. They are prepared with the Almond paste, called “pasta reale” in Sicily. The legend wants that the recipe was created in the XII century in the convent of the “Martorana” in Palermo and that his name is due to his goodness (worthy of a King!) . These fantastic cookies are as good as easy to do! Accompany them with a good tea, coffee or a glass of Marsala sweet wine. - desserts
Cantucci are crunchy almond Italian cookies. They have no butter and no oil ...feel good about eating more than one! Replace almonds with chocolate chips, hazelnuts, pistachios or dried fruits. The possibilities are endless. These cookies last for several weeks and they are also perfect to give as a homemade gift.