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Bones of the Dead

Rated as 3.38 out of 5 Stars

"This is my favorite cookie of all the ones my Nana made and taught me to make for the family. In her memory I share this recipe with you. My Grandmother Nancy (Saccuzzo) Gama made these for me every year until her death. Now, I make them in honor of her every year. You will enjoy these. Serve with wine or your favorite ice cream. They are also a great accent to a good cup of coffee."
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Ingredients

1 d 40 m servings 88 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together flour, confectioners' sugar, baking powder, and ground cloves. Add beaten eggs and almond extract; mix well.
  2. Roll dough into 1/2 inch balls and place firmly on a well greased cookie sheet. Cover cookies with a tea towel and let stand overnight. Cookies will rise and spread.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake cookies for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • These are a great addition to a pudding or creamy dessert.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 88 calories; 0.8 g fat; 18.2 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 91 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Soooo good! These cookies are crunchy on the outside and cake-like on the inside and so easy to make! NOTE: They have to rise overnight, so plan ahead!

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I did not care for these. They were very sticky. How do you roll the mess into little balls I would like to know. The ground cloves is an odd taste for a cookie.

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Soooo good! These cookies are crunchy on the outside and cake-like on the inside and so easy to make! NOTE: They have to rise overnight, so plan ahead!

These are great! I like simple treats like biscotti, etc. and this is really easy! Not sticky at all as said in one of the reviews - maybe they got the ratio wrong - my dough was nice and dry an...

I've been searching for a recipe that my mom called taralli. they were hard cookies that were not too sweet and lasted a long time. she rolled them between her hands and then formed circles and ...

My Sicilian father had remembered about this type of cookie during Christmas, while talking about the family members we missed. After a quick search I found your recipe. He was very surprised a...

I did not care for these. They were very sticky. How do you roll the mess into little balls I would like to know. The ground cloves is an odd taste for a cookie.

This is one of the best cookie recipes I've ever tried. It's not too sweet, the texture is great( crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside). A perfect addition to coffee. Using orange e...

i made them twice, and they are not sticky...

This was an absolutely delicious recipe! Thank you so much for sharing it!

These cookies are more work than they're worth. They're not bad, but the overnight wait just isn't worth it. Plus, the batter is horrendously sticky and gloms onto the tea towel, making a big ...