These cookies are created from dense, honey flavored dough that encases a chocolate, almond filling.
This traditional Calabrian specialty is a great addition to any cookie tray!�
2 Pounds Lightly Toasted Almonds
2 Pounds Honey
1 (350gm) Package Chocolate Chips
4 Egg Yolks
6-8 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler with 1/4 cup of the honey until melted. Mix the almonds into this mixture,
and set aside to cool slightly. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Make a mound of 6 cups of the flour on a pastry
board or the counter, add the baking powder, and create a well in the center. Add the egg yolks and using a fork,
mix into the flour. Begin to add the honey into this well, using a fork to combine with the flour. Continue to use
all the honey, adding more flour as needed. Knead the dough until smooth.
Divide the dough into 5 equal pieces. Roll each into a ball, and then flatten into a 1 inch thick oval.
At one long end of the oval, place a few teaspoons of the chocolate mixture, and then fold over the other side to
close it in. Place theses loaves on a lightly floured cookie sheet. Bake for about 30-40 minutes until golden brown.
Cool completely and slice into 1/2 inch slices.
Nonna Lina � 2003