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Zaletti - Polenta Cookies from the Veneto

Last Friday I made these cookies from Dolce Italiano, Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen. Another winner!!

The cookies called for currants so I was a bit leery if Chris would like them. Chris considers raisins to be the "food of the Devil" so I wasn't sure if his feelings about tiny dried fruits carried to the currant. Luckily, they did not. As a matter of fact, these passed the bittersweet chocolate hazelnut cookies (aka biscotti di ciccolato a nocciole) as Chris's favorite (Sammi's favorite is still the Lemony Semolina Cookies; I'm not sure about Becky's). The recipe calls for grappa, which I do not have on hand, so I substituted brandy. Plus, I forgot to sprinkle the cookies with granulated sugar before baking, but still these were a hit. The only one who didn't appreciate them was Becky. As it turns out, she has the same aversion as her father, only hers does extend to the poor currant.


Again, sorry for the picture quality - I suck at taking food pictures.

On the Weight Watcher points program, these cookies come in at an easy one point each!

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Darn it - payday is still a week away! So I can't buy the book yet. :(

I think I must have had these cookies at one time or another, because the polenta/currant combo sounds familiar ...
I'm going to borrow Chris's description of 'food of the Devil' for some of my particular non-favorites. Please tell him Thanks! :D

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Colleen - if you want any recipes until then, just let me know; I'll e-mail you. BTW - I still have a box of books sitting next to my desk to send your way.

Thanks, Kim. Maybe you could send me this one?

Did I tell you all that when I moved last year I found FIVE packages of polenta in my cupboard?? (So I'm always on the lookout for recipes that will use it up.) LOL

I couldn't wait any longer!! I had a bookstore coupon so bought "Dolce Italiano" today. (Even though I'll be out of town all week - and won't be taking it with me. I *had to* have it!)
Thanks, Kim, for being an 'early adopter' and posting about your success. :)

Kim [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Enjoy Colleen - even if you don't make anything - it's good reading.

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