Supremo Italiano: Cantucci D’Abruzzo Almond Cookies
- Almond Cookies
- Product of Italy
- individually packaged
- 125 Cantucci D’Abruzzo Almond Cookies per box….250 total
According to legend, in the early 1700s, a Milanese bishop made a surprise visit to the town of Saronno in Lombardy. A young couple paid tribute to the bishop by welcoming him with their unique homemade cookies, made from crushed apricot kernels and almonds, egg whites, and sugar. The bishop so loved the cookies that he blessed the couple, and the recipe became a local favorite.
Today, bakeries throughout the region, and in Italian communities around the world, carry amaretti di Saronno, but it’s worth the (small) effort to make them yourself. The recipe is simple, and fresh from the oven, they have a crisp-yet-tender texture that’s beyond compare.
Modern biscotti recipes often contain seeds (traditional almonds, pine nuts and pistachios or nuts such as hazelnuts are popular choices) or spices such as anise or cinnamon.
Almond cookies and almond biscuits are prepared in different ways across various cultures and in various cuisines. It is a type of light colored cookie often topped with sliced almond in the United States. In China a form of almond cookie is the almondbiscuit. In China, almond cookies are sometimes prepared with almond flour.
Supremo Italiano: Amaretti Italian Biscotti 35.3 Oz (2 Pack)