You already know that I have a thing for these Italian cookies, thereâ€™s something curiously appealing about them; probably because theyâ€™re foreign and that makes them seem exotic.
I also feel Iâ€™m learning some Italian as I go along, unfortunately I doubt things like â€˜zuccheroâ€™ and â€˜farina di frumentoâ€™ will help in real life Italian situations.
Now on to these Tarallucci cookiesâ€¦ I like them! They look a bit unusual for shortbread cookies but they make the best breakfast cookies.
Airy, puffy and delicate, the taste is mellow with a hint of honey.
The texture is slightly cakey, but firm enough for dunking, and marvellous with steaming cup of milky spiced tea.
If you believe this ad, Antonio Banderas bakes Tarallucci cookies in his enchanted factory on a field of golden wheat, and thereâ€™s a chicken named Rosita.
I got them from Eataly, which stocks rows and rows of shiny bags of cookies from Italian brands like Mulino Bianco.
According to the manufacturers, the cookies are made with wholesome ad natural ingredients using traditional Italian recipes
They do have a short shelf life, luckily that wasnâ€™t an issue for us.