These twice-baked Italian cookies
for dunking in coffee or milk.
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped dried tart cherries
- 1 egg white
- 1 tablespoon water
- Granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon orange juice
- 2 teaspoons grated orange peel
- 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
- Combine eggs and 3/4 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer, scraping bowl often, 2 to 3
minutes, or until thick and pale yellow in color. Add oil,
orange juice, orange peel and vanilla; beat 1 to 2 minutes,
or until well mixed. Combine flour, walnuts, baking powder
and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Mix on low speed
1 to 2 minutes, or until well mixed. Stir in cherries by
- Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Lightly sprinkle
with additional flour; knead flour into dough. Shape into
2 (8x2-inch) logs. Place 3 to 4 inches apart on a greased
baking sheet; flatten tops slightly. Combine egg white and
water; brush on logs. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
- Bake in a preheated 350° F oven 25 to 30 minutes,
or until light brown and firm to the touch. Let cool on
baking sheet 15 minutes.
- Reduce oven temperature to aprox. 300° F. Cut logs
diagonally into 1/2-inch slices with a serrated knife; arrange
slices, cut-side down, on baking sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes;
turn slices. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove to wire rack and let cool completely.
Makes about 2-1/2 dozen
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