Ossi Di Morti Recipe

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Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 70 servings



Ossi di Morti (Dead Man's Bones Cookies), traditional Italian cookie

Recipe Ingredients for Ossi di Morti

5 eggs
2 t almond extract
2 lbs powdered sugar
4 c flour
4 t baking powder
1 t cinnamon
1 c finely ground almonds

Recipe Directions for Ossi di Morti

  1. * Whisk the eggs well on high speed with an electric mixer for about 6 minutes. Stop the mixer and add the confectioners' sugar. Restart the mixer on low speed or you will blow sugar all over the place. When the eggs and sugar are well mixed, stop the mixer and turn it to medium speed. Beat for about 7 minutes more.

  2. * Meanwhile, mix the flour and the baking powder thoroughly. Stop the mixer, change the speed to low, and change the whisk to the flat beater. Add a third of the flour mixture and beat to incorporate it well. Do this in thirds until the flour is all mixed in. Mix for about 2 minutes. If the dough is too stiff for your mixer, transfer it to a lightly floured table and knead it by hand until you get tired. If it is simply too sticky and soft, add just a spoonful or two of flour.

  3. * Lightly flour a surface and roll the dough into long ropes about 1-1/4 inches in diameter and 17 inches long so that they will fit on a lightly buttered and floured cookie sheet. Cover the rolls with a cotton kitchen towel and let sit for at least 12 hours, or preferably overnight. You need not refrigerate them. They will flatten out and spread a bit.

  4. * When you are ready to bake the cookies, carefully remove the rolls from the cookie sheet; you may have to use a steel spatula to help. The surface will crack here and there, but don't be concerned--ignore it. With a sharp knife, cut them on the diagonal about 1 inch wide and put them back on the cookie sheet, leaving about an inch of space all around them.

  5. * Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes. They should be medium gold all over, and they will have a peculiar wide stripe over them that looks like a sash of small lasagne; this is normal, desired, and very attractive. It comes from the surface of the moscardini drying out overnight and then not expanding and puffing up during baking. Cool the Ossi di Morti thoroughly on the cookie sheet and store in an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 25.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
89
Calories from Fat
10
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.1g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.2g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
5mg
0%
Potassium
51mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
18.9g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0.4g
2%
Sugars
12.8g
Protein
1.4g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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