I know, I know. It seems like the only things I make are baked goods. Sorry I’m not sorry. I like baking, and I’ve found baked goods to be the easiest to photograph. So… there we are.
These particular cookies intrigued me when I found the recipe in (where else?) Food Network Magazine. They were called “Pistachio Cucidati” so I googled the word “cucidati” and found this wikipedia article about bruccellati and concluded that they are a variation on the traditional Sicilian cookie. Why not? Let’s make them.
The Europeans got a few things right. Like subtlety. These cookies aren’t excessively sweet. In fact, they’re precisely sweet enough without going overboard.
Aside from pistachios, the filling is mostly made of dried apricots. I feel exceedingly healthy when I eat cookies made predominantly from fruit and nuts. Confident that I’m basically nailing it, I shall have twice as many.
Perhaps next week I’ll try to post something that’s actually healthy. (No promises.) In the meantime, here’s a link to Food Network’s Pistachio Cucidati.
Happy baking, friends.