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bruti ma buoni
Brutti ma Buoni (with hazelnuts, egg whites and cinnamon)
Originated from: Piemont, Italy
Occasion: Special times
Contributed by: Mary Melfi

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2 1/8 cups hazelnuts, without skin, lightly roasted, finely chopped
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Magic baking powder
4 extra large egg whites


o Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.

o Beat egg whites until stiff.

o Mix sugar, cinnamon and baking powder together.

o Add sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon to the egg white mixture.

o Fold in the lightly roasted chopped (peeled) hazelnuts.

o Place the container with mixture in the fridge, and let it rest for about 1/2 hour.

o Take about a tablespoon of batter and place it on a greased cookie sheet (or one lined with parchment paper). Leave ample space between the batter as the cookies will spread a little. Repeat the process until the batter is finished.

o Bake at 350 F degrees until done -- about 12 minutes.


Photo: Mary Melfi

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