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Heavenly Chocolate Chips Canestrelli… Merry Christmas !!!

With this simple and delicious recipe, I warmly wish to all my friends, followers and readers around the globe a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!

May this holiday season sparkle and shine. May all your wishes and dreams come true and may you feel this happiness all year round.

Buon Natale – Merry Christmas !!!

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Photo by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams.com

Yields : 24 cookies

Difficulty : easy

Prep Time : 1 h

Cook Time : 10 mins.

INGREDIENTS
1.5 cups type 00 flour
1 cup tapioca flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla baking powder
2 egg yolks, hard-boiled
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
powdered sugar, to dust
DIRECTIONS
– Sift together 00 flour, tapioca flour and vanilla baking powder.
– Press the egg yolks through a mesh strainer then add them to the flour mixture. Set aside.
– Cream the butter and powdered sugar on a mixing bowl. Add the vanilla extract. Slowly add the flour mixture until a sandy dough forms.
– Gently add the chocolate chips kneading with the hands and shape into a big ball.
– Cover the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and let rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
– Preheat oven at 325 F degrees.
– Move the dough over a work surface. Roll the dough 3/8 inch thick and cut out with a flower-shaped cookie cutter, make a little hole in the middle with the back of a pastry bag tip.
– Place the cookies onto a cookie pan lined with parchment paper, two inches apart.
– Bake for 10 minutes (they should be pale, not golden).
– Allow to cool on their pan for a couple of minutes then move on a wire rack.
– Cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar.
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