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cinnamon cookies
Biscotti con cannella (with lard, cinnamon and icing sugar)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Special times
Contributed by: Rita Ferrara

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3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 cup lard, room temperature (e.g.Tenderflake)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt

For decoration
about 1/4 cup icing sugar

*Makes about 3 dozen cookies, depending on size


Mix flour, baking powder, sugar, cinnamon and salt together.

Incorporate lard with the dry ingredients (by hand).

Add beaten eggs to the flour mixture.

Slowly add the milk.

Form into a ball and knead the dough until it is soft and malleable (about 5 minutes).

Roll out the dough and using a cookie cutter cut out decorative shapes.

Bake in a 325 F degree oven until golden brown (about 15 minutes).


Before serving sprinkle with icing sugar.


Photo: Mary Melfi.

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