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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

I wonder if it is some sort of lemon macaroon. The problem I see with most recipes I have found with similar ingredients, is the color and shape of the cookie. The "scatatti" is light tan and not a darker brown like the macaroons and the amaretti cookies. Additionally, it is very rustic looking cookie by its shape and lack of smoothness. Maybe it is cooked at a lower temperature for a longer period of time. I will try and experiment with some of the recipes and see if I come up with something that looks and tates like the scatatti. I will keep you updated on my quest. Thank you again for your precious time and thoughts. ( :

Oct 05, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

These cookies sound very yummy. I will make them and see if they are the "elusive cookie".

Oct 05, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

Thank you for looking.

Oct 05, 2012
cornedbeefhash in Home Cooking

Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

Hi! I live in Phoenix and the bakery was located in Phoenix , Arizona as well. I am originally from Chicago -- where there are lots of Italian bakeries.

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

Thank you.

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

I have not heard of ciaochowlinda before, but I will email him/her and see if she knows of this cookie. Thank you for advice. ( :

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

I really appreciate your help! I will keep my fingers crossed...

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

I appreciate all of the help I can get! I am new to this site, and the support has been fantastic-- thank you!! During my quest for the elusive cookie, I found this recipe at is is quite tasty. I highly recommend it to anyone that loves almonds and cookies! I bought the cookbook and all of the recipes are scrumptious! It is not the cookie I am looking for, but it is very good!

Almond Fingers by Gina DePalma from her cookbook Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen.

Ingredients:
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
3/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 cup (2 sticks/8 oz.) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, separated
Freshly grated zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups sliced blanched almonds
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting.

Directions:

In a medium bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, almond flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

Using an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the butter and granulated sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg yolk, followed by the lemon zest and vanilla extract, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition. Beat in the dry ingredients on low speed to make a stiff dough. Remove the dough from the bowl, flatten it into a disk, wrap it in plastic, and chill until it is firm enough to roll, about 1 hour.

Preheat the oven to 325. Lightly grease two baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray or butter or line them with parchment paper.

Place the almonds in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, lightly beat the egg white with a fork until frothy.

Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Work with 1 piece at a time, keeping the other portions wrapped and refrigerated. Roll the piece of dough into a narrow log 1/2 inch in diameter. Cut the log into cylinders about 1 1/2 inches long. Roll each cylinder in the beaten egg white, then in the sliced almonds to coat it completely. Place the cookies on the prepared sheets, spacing them evenly, about 1/2 inch apart. Repeat with remaining portions of dough.

Bake the cookies until they are firm and the almonds are lightly golden brown, 14 to 15 minutes, rotating the sheet 180 degrees halfway through the baking time to ensure even browning. Allow the cookies to cool on sheets for 1 to 2 minutes, then use a spatula to remove them gently to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust the cookies generously with confectioners’ sugar.

The cookies can be stored in an airtight container, layered between sheets of parchment paper, in a cool, dry place for up to 4 days.

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

That looks wonderful, but unfortunately, that is not the cookie. ) :

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

I have looked through Nick Malgieri's, but I will have to sift through Carol Field's book. Thank you!

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

I have looked through Nick Malgieri's book, but have not looked through Carol Field's. I will have to find it and look through it.

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

Hi Todao,
Thank you for responding. I am looking for the recipe, so I can personally make the cookies for my mom. The person on Etsy appears to be selling the same cookie, but I am not comfortable ordering cookies from someone who (I believe) is making them out of their home. My dad used to get them from a Italian bakery, which has now closed. I am hopeful that someone will see my post and the picture of the cookie and recognize it as something their Nonna used to make. Perhaps, they will be willing to share the recipe online or through private email. I just want to put a big smile on my moms face, and I know this elusive cookie would do it! (:

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

Hi Cheeseboy,
This picture looks exactly like the cookie I am looking for-- thank you! I hope someone recognizes this crunchy almond cookie and has a recipe laying around that they would be willing to share. ( :

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

Thank you for helping, but unfortunately, that isn't the cookie.

Oct 04, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

I am sorry, I should have been more specific. It is a light brown cookie that is round in shape. This is a very crunchy cookie with cinnamon and lemon accents. It is a "puffy" or "bulky" cookie, and it is not flat like a chocolate chip cookie. I think it is from Sicily.

Oct 03, 2012
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Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

My father used to buy an almond cookie for my mom that she loved. My father passed away 4 years ago and the bakery he used to buy the cookies from closed over ten years ago. I would love to get the recipe for my mom. I know she would smile and think fondly of my dad. The cookie was called Scatatti. I am not sure about the spelling, but I know it is it is an Italian almond cookie. Would anyone happen to have a recipe for this Italian cookie, or know of another name it might be called?

Oct 03, 2012
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