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Saturday, March 16, 2013


As a child, we referred to these cookies as pizzarelle dolci (sweet little pizzas).  These cookies are easy to make with simple ingredients.

4 eggs
1 cup of olive oil
1 cup of sugar, additional sugar for sprinkling
4 teaspoon baking powder
4 cups of all purpose flour
1 lemon (juice and zest)
Preheat oven at 350.
Mix sugar and the olive oil. Add the eggs.  Combine the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Whisk to mix.
Gradually add the flour at a low speed; add the lemon juice and zest. Mix at higher speed for 1 minute to make sure it is all mixed.
Grease a cookie sheet with olive oil or butter.
Drop a full tablespoon of batter for each cookie.  Sprinkle sugar over each cookie.
Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and let cool.