Canestrelli are traditional old-fashioned Italian shortbread cookies from Piedmont and Liguria regions (Italy). They come flower-shaped and covered with plenty of confectioners’ sugar. The secret for baking authentic Canestrelli is to hard boil the egg yolks. I gave to the traditional recipe a chocolatey twist adding mini-chocolate chips to the cookie dough.
Enjoy these melt-in-your-mouth cookies with a cup of hot tea or a glass of warm milk. They can last up to 10 days if stored properly in an airtight container or in a cookie tin. A great Holiday gift to share with your loved ones.
As always Homemade & Delicious!!!
Photo by Ale Gambini – BreadLoveAndDreams.com
Yields : 24 cookies
Difficulty : easy
Prep Time : 1 h
Cook Time : 10 mins.
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