Looked like it might be a difficult cookie to make but was the easiest Italian cookie I've ever made!!! Definitely will be making this over and over!
This is a great tasting butter cookie. It would make a unique, wonderful cookie exchange cookie because one recipe makes alot of cookies. I made this recipe many years ago based on a Taste of Home recipe. The Taste of Home recipe uses 1 ounce of melted and cooled unsweetened baking chocolate instead of the 1/4c. cocoa powder. Since I knew these cookies turned out well with this substitution, I did the same thing this time. My cookies needed 11 minutes at 350 degrees in a convection oven.
I tried making these cookies to go on my Christmas trays this year & was not impressed with the result. The taste of these cookies were very good, but did not like the way they looked as they came out of the oven, so didn't give them away on cookies trays. Will make them again, but will probably just add the flavorings along with the nuts, roll into a log & then slice & bake.
I chose your cookies for the Cookie Jar Bake Off and glad that I did. I think next time I will line my loaf pan with saran wrap and let the wrap hang over the pan since I had a little difficulty getting the dough out. I used chopped hazelnuts for part 2 and I think next time I will chop them a little smaller so that they will be easier to cut. I started using a serrated knife and didn't like the way it cut, so I ended up using a large chopping knife and that did the trick. For my oven, 9 minutes was just right. These are going to be beautiful additions to my Christmas tray. Thanks for the recipe, I have always wanted to try these cookies.
Beautiful cookie for my cookie trays....I used flaked coconut instead of the nuts for the middle layer. Lovely aroma, and crispy texture.
I've had this recipe printed out for some time now and finally decided to try them and I'm glad I did. They are very good and also very pretty.