Anginetti Cookies: Step by Step Recipe
They’re delicious and pretty too: here’s the recipe for Neapolitan anginetti, a sweet treat once beloved throughout Southern Italy.
The recipe for Neapolitan anginetti are actually known throughout the South of Italy.
They are sweet tarallini, glazed, and really tasty.
Despite the fact that they are really good, this sweet treat has disappeared from pastry shops in Campania.
Sometimes it can be found in some bakeries but it is still rare.
Makes about 20 Anginetti
For the cookies:
1/2 cup sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
3 large eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
For the icing:
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
colored sprinkles (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, beat together the sugar, vanilla, lemon zest and butter with an electric mixer until well blended.
Beat in eggs, one at a time.
After adding all the eggs, beat for 1 minute more.
Stir in baking powder and flour and blend just until mixed.
Cover the dough and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
The dough will be sticky, so we chill it to make it easier to handle.
To form the knots, roll the dough into logs, about 5 inches long.
Take one side and spiral the log into a circle. Repeat until all the dough is used.
Bake for 15-17 minutes or until light golden brown.
The icing. Melt the butter over low heat. Add the sugar, lemon juice, and water.
Whisk until the sugar melts. If icing is too thick, add some more water.
Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool.
Brush the icing over the cookies. If using, top with colored sprinkles.
Let the cookies to dry for about an hour. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!