Sicilian Pistachio Cookies

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.

Sicilian Pistachio Cookies |

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.

Sicilian Pistachio Cookies |

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.

Sicilian Pistachio Cookies |

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.

Sicilian Pistachio Cookies |

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.

Sicilian Pistachio Cookies |

Happy baking, friends.


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