Carluccio’s Mostaccioli Biscotti – Chocolate-coated Cinnamon Cookies Review
Interestingly, these cookies are not consistent. They are both soft and crunchy, thick and light and thin and dense. They are both tough to eat and easy to eat and I suppose this is one of the things I disliked about these cookies. Not that I usually dislike anything chocolate coated but these cookies were a regrettable exception.
Also, despite the claim on the packet that they were cinnamon cookies, they had an odd flavour. I am sure that perhaps they are an acquired taste and that I’d need to take some time to learn to like them but as it stands right now, I’ll stick with the large chocolate panettone.
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300g plain flour
1 tsp salt
100g caster sugar
200g unsalted butter
Preheat oven to 170C
Sift together the salt, flour and sugar.#rub in the butter (so made sure it is still chilled).
Once blended, place the ball of dough in the fridge for 30 min.
Roll out to about 1cm thick. I sometimes go with .8cm thick.
Cut into shapes.
Place on a parchment-lined baking tray.
Bake for 20-25min.
Remove and let cool.
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