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Working moms, make cookies at home! – Italian Cuisine


Time required: 10 minutes of clock. For the children they are really all health, and even if at first they do not appreciate them, then they will adore them! Even mothers make cookies at home is good: cook treats for friends and relatives – let alone for their children! – door great benefits to those who do it, several scientific studies have shown it.

Unlike many other products – starting from jam with which to stuff them – cookies really require very short time. They give the opportunity to choose ingredients genuine and there are infinities easy recipes from which to be inspired. Moreover: they last a lot time – even weeks, if you, your children and your companions are able to keep "the legs" in place! And they go well at different times of the day: from Breakfast (if it's good, the votes will be excellent!), from bring to school, for a snack or as a dessert at the end of the meal, as a snack and a healthy sop.

Veronica's cookies

170989"As my daughter Maya has started to appreciate them? It's a mistery! – jokes Veronica, mother of Ravenna – By now you eat them even if I put 80% of hemp flour and bitter cocoa – and I assure you that there were people who spit them, if you all eat them! ". "There my basic recipe is with a maximum of 200 grams of flour / flour: I mix randomly, to taste, spelled flour, hemp flour, normal flour, cocoa flour, almonds … In rotation. I put only 50 gr of brown sugar, a pinch of baking soda and a pinch of salt. And I mix everything. Liquid ingredients: 65 ml of water; 50 ml ofrice or corn oil and a little teaspoon of lemon juice. Emulsify with each other and then mix the flour: it is a dough that you can easily roll out and make the disks. For the filling – if you want to do double, 'raviolo' style – just use mustard or a jam that does not melt during cooking. The best in my opinion is that of cooked apple and amaretti, but it is so much that I do not, because it takes a bit 'more … Then 10/12 minutes in a static oven on 180 °, and cookies are made! ". Without yeast, therefore. Healthy, good and of great satisfaction, for mom and daughter. Even in their case they are become a game: Veronica prepares ravioli biscuits with different stuffings, the vast majority super-healthy and only one (or a couple) with chocolate cream! A kind of treasure hunt where the child has to eat almost all of them before finding the prize!

Simple and greedy

170992For those who want to start by going on the classic hyper-secure, butter cookies will be fine, synonymous with simplicity and goodness, in which the orange jam can replace any jam is appreciated by your child. Or a delicious chocolate cream and homemade dried fruit. One option is to involve children in the preparation: as happened in the case of Maya, who in the course of a few firings was convinced to want to participate in the sessions of small homemade pastry. 170995There are recipes that lend themselves particularly, because they attract the baby with magical ingredients, starting from those involving the chocolate: try the ghiotti and healthy chocolate biscuits made with dark chocolate and brown sugar. And still cookies, with chocolate chips (and almond nutrients). About dried fruit, indispensable food perfect to be inserted in biscuits, try for example corn biscuits and hazelnuts, super-nutrients, tasty and gluten-free.

Giada's satisfaction

170998"But why, we must be by force mothers to make cookies at home?!? – application Giada, a psychotherapist from Turin – "I'm not, the first time I prepared them on the fly because a friend of mine arrived. There I have a bit 'faded recipe here and there! Since then I also produce them just for me, for finish the expiring food supplies of my pantry and make me a sweet but healthy gift. In my days full of work and commitments, I'm a real one anti-stress moment! And then I bring them back between a patient, a gym and a swimming pool. "" Generally, I put nuts in grain, oatmeal – antidepressant! – and a little bit of flour to agglomerate them; eggs, butter and sometimes raisins. A little bit of sugar, mix everything, throw it in the oven with scattered spoons and make the right cooking. Ready! ".

Everyone can really get excited: the worst thing that can happen is that they are a little less good than the last time. Here is another couple of suggestions: oats and vanilla, easy and quick to prepare and those with mixed jams, which also have it yogurt in the dough. Now it's your turn!

Aurora Quinto
February 2019

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Love letter cookies – Biscotti love letter recipe – Italian Cuisine


In a large bowl, work together all the ingredients except the dye.

Once you have a homogeneous dough, cover it with food wrap and let it rest in the fridge for 30-40 minutes.

Divide the dough into two parts from 2/3 and 1/3 respectively. Color the smaller part with the food coloring, kneading until obtaining a homogeneous color.
Roll out the dough to a thickness of half a cm and with a very small mold made of hearts.

Add the white dough and make 8 cm squares on each side.
Fold 3 corners towards the center to form the envelope. Then decorate with the hearts, brushing one side with water to attach them.
Let it rest in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.

Place the biscuits on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake in a preheated oven at 180 ° C for 15-20 minutes.

Let the love letter cookies cool before serving them.

Recipe Chocolate in hazelnut cup and oil cookies – Italian Cuisine


  • 150 g peeled toasted hazelnuts
  • 150 g dark chocolate 60 al%
  • 150 g flour 00
  • 100 g buckwheat flour
  • 80 g brown sugar
  • 60 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 40 g dehulled buckwheat
  • an egg
  • baking powder for cakes
  • flour

For the chocolate cup recipe with hazelnuts and biscuits with oil, prepare the biscuits first: emulsify the oil with the whole egg and a tablespoon of water, add the emulsion to the flour, sieved with a pin of baking powder , and brown sugar; knead and roll the dough between two sheets of baking paper to 3-4 mm thick; cut out small cookies.

Toast the buckwheat for a few moments in a non-stick pan. Spread the beans over the biscuits and bake them for 12-15 minutes at 180 ° C. Prepare the chocolate: blend the hazelnuts for a long time with 500 g of cold water (4 ° C), let stand the smoothie for 2 hours, then filter it by pressing it well or compressing it into a gauze; at the end you will have to make 350 g of hazelnut milk. Break the chocolate into a saucepan, add the milk of hazelnuts and keep on the heat until the chocolate has melted. Add a teaspoon of starch to thicken the chocolate a little. Serve with cookies.