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Delightful Napolitano Christmas Cookies

CaitlinCooks's picture
Yummy and tasty. Try this out!
  Dried cherries 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Walnuts 1 Cup (16 tbs), coarsely chopped
  Whole blanched almonds 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Clementine 1⁄2 , finely grated zest and the juiced
  Egg 1 Large
  Grapefruit juice 1 Tablespoon, freshly squeezed
  All-purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cocoa powder 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Dutch Process)
  Espresso powder 1⁄2 Tablespoon (I Use The Ferrara Kind = Delicious)
  Unsalted butter 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Room Temperature, 2 Sticks)
  Confectioner's sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pure vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

1. For the Clementine dough: place almonds and sugar in the bowl of a food processor.
2. Process until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal; set aside.
3. Place butter and zest in bowl of an electric mixer. Beat on medium speed until white and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
4. On low speed, add almond mixture; beat until combined, 10 to 15 seconds. Add egg and grapefruit juice; combine. Wrap in plastic, and store, refrigerated, until ready to use.
5. Make the Chocolate-Espresso Dough: Sift flour, cocoa powder, and espresso beans in a large bowl; set aside.
6. In bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, combine butter, sugar, and vanilla until creamy, 3 to 4 minutes. Working in additions, gradually beat in flour mixture, scraping down sides of bowl twice.
7. Wrap in plastic; store, refrigerated, until ready to use.
Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with plastic. In a large bowl, stir cherries into Clementine dough. In another large bowl, stir walnuts into chocolate-espresso dough.
8. Press orange mixture into bottom of pan. Using an offset spatula, smooth top evenly. Spread chocolate mixture over orange mixture and smooth evenly. Cover pan with plastic; chill at LEAST 2 hours.
9. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
10. Unmold dough; remove plastic. Cut into bricks and place on cookie sheets with a little bit of space in between each one. 11. Bake until firm to the touch, 12 to 15 minutes.
12. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool. You can store these for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container (perfect for holiday/new years cookies!!!)

13. Serve the cookies as an evening snack.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Cookies always remain the favorite of everybody. If you want to give a new taste to your cookies, try this Napolitano Cookies. Check out the video right now.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4803 Calories from Fat 3132

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 355 g546.1%

Saturated Fat 138.7 g693.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 695.3 mg231.8%

Sodium 144.5 mg6%

Total Carbohydrates 412 g137.5%

Dietary Fiber 72.2 g288.7%

Sugars 216.2 g

Protein 97 g194.7%

Vitamin A 136.5% Vitamin C 41.8%

Calcium 94.1% Iron 181.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

1 Comment

jckarcher's picture
The ingredient list is incomplete. They look really good and the list of ingredients that are listed and what is described in the video are different. I tried to figure out the correct combination but apparently failed. So much for the Ifood app. By the way, at least the dough tasted great.
Delightful Napolitano Christmas Cookies Recipe Video