Tatù -- Sicilian Cookies

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Phil Franco

Tatù are Sicilian cookies pronounced 'THAY TWO'.

Top Review by sweetcookiebee

My boyfriend said his nonna made his very favorite cookie- which happened to be this one, tatu. I chanced upon this recipe, and gave o him and his sister. His sister made it for thankgiving, and my boyfriend said it was exactly the taste he'd remembered, but that the cookie was very, very dry, and recommended that more coffee and butter be used. They're pretty easy to make, once you get past the extensive ingredient list, and have a complex, multilayered flavor. Nice cookie.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour, almonds, and sugar and add cocoa powder to darken it. Form a well and add coffee, vanilla extract, butter and orange marmalade. Combine into a dough. Use the dough to form balls the size of a walnut. Put them on a greased cookie sheet and bake them at 375 F until golden. About 15 minutes.
  2. At this point make the veil: heat the chocolate and sugar over a very gentle flame, stirring constantly, and when the mixture is smooth and creamy remove it from the fire. Stir in the vanilla extract, let it cool slightly, and ice the cookies. Dust the cookies with just a hint of cinnamon and they're ready.

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