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Frollini per il caffe' (small cookies)

Updated: Dec 1, 2023

This is so quick and so simple that is amazing. I prepare them in advance and freeze them, baking them from frozen in a few minutes whenever I want them.




Ingredients:

  • 1 egg (cold from the fridge)

  • 250gr flour

  • 75gr icing sugar

  • 125gr butter (cold from the fridge)

  • 1 level tsp of baking powder

Method:

  • Cut the butter into small cubes

  • Mix the flour with the sugar and the baking powder

  • Put the flour on the table (classic fountain shape) and make a hole in the middle

  • Wash your hands in very cold water

  • Put the butter and the egg in the middle

  • Mix it well and quickly, the flour will be absorbed and you'll get a nice round piece of dough

    • TIP: as this is a type of shortcrust pastry, it is important to work it quickly and not to overmix it, do not allow it to warm up too much

  • Wrap the dough tightly in cling film, and put it to rest in the fridge for 30 mins (up to a full day)

  • Lightly dust the table, then cut a thick slice of the dough (keep the rest wrapped in cling film) and roll it into a cilinder

  • Cut the cilinder in small pieces and shape them in little balls

  • Lightly flatten them (not too much!) and make a little dent in the middle with your little finger

  • Preheat the oven at 200 degrees C

  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and put all your cookies there

  • Using the tip of a small teaspoon, put a little dollop of Nutella, or custard, or jam in the middle of each

  • Once the oven has reached temperature, bake them on the middle shelf for 8-10 mins (they tend to burn quickly, so watch them)





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