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Canestrelli/Tea Cakes (Italian shortbread cookies, using sugar, butter, egg yolk and vanilla)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Any time & special times
Contributed by: Taken from "Foods of the Foreign-born in Relation to Health" by Bertha M. Wood (1922)

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1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
1 egg yolk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


Cream together sugar and butter.

Add well-beaten egg yolk and vanilla, then enough flour to make a fine dough, probably one-half cup.

Roll out thin and cut into fancy shapes.


The recipe in this entry was taken from "Foods of the Foreign-Born in Relation to Health" by Bertha M. Wood. It was published in Boston by Whitcomb & Barrows in 1922. For the complete copyright-free cookbook visit www.archive.org. Photo: Mary Melfi.

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