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Italian Teething Cookies

Rated as 4.22 out of 5 Stars
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"In Italian, these cookies are called Ossi Dei Morti or bones of the dead. They are hard cookies, but they are used for teething babies. Adults like to dip them in cappuccino."
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Ingredients

servings 172
Original recipe yields 12 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. In a medium bowl, whip the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer at high speed. Mix for 6 to 10 minutes, until mixture is thick and pale. Combine the flour and baking powder together. Gradually add the flour to the egg mixture. If the dough is still sticky, you can add more flour.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into long log shapes, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and as long as your cookie sheet. Cover with a clean towel, and let them sit out overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Remove the rolls of dough from the cookie sheets and place them on a lightly floured surface. Cut into 1 1/2 inch long pieces. And return them to the baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until they are a light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. These cookies can be stored for a month in an airtight container.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 172 calories; 1.5 36 3.7 46 59 Full nutrition

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This is just what I was looking for I did add 1/2 tsp double strength vanilla & 1 tsp cinnamon,which required me to add addl flour, also instead of rolling logs which was a little hard to do I ...

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Bones of the Dead, as these are called, are much improved by the addition of ground cloves and almond or vanilla extract. Also, though some reviewers show signs of paranoia, of course babies ca...

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This is just what I was looking for I did add 1/2 tsp double strength vanilla & 1 tsp cinnamon,which required me to add addl flour, also instead of rolling logs which was a little hard to do I ...

I made these last night,very easy recipe. The dough was sticky even after the extra cup of flour. I added a tsp of vanilla for flavor. After waiting over night I ended up blackening the botto...

I thought that babies under a year shouldn't have egg whites? even baked...

These are great! However, instead of messing with the very sticky dough, I just used a ziplock/pastry bag to make the cookies individually, then let them harden over night. Really tasty, and per...

Bones of the Dead, as these are called, are much improved by the addition of ground cloves and almond or vanilla extract. Also, though some reviewers show signs of paranoia, of course babies ca...

My child loved these. I am only giving it a four because it includes eggs. I didn't realize until later that my five month shouldn't have egg whites. Luckily, he doesn't have a problem with t...

I didn't like them, baby didn't like them, they got moldy in 2 weeks. So they definitely don't last a month in an airtight container.

Great for teething! My 7mth old loves them and so do my husband and I! I added some vanilla and a pinch of salt for flavour. The next time I make them I'll try cinnamon in them as well.

This recipe is great. However, to avoid giving my baby eggs, I used a vegan egg substitute. You use 1 tablespoon of flax seed meal and 3 tablespoons of water per egg. Boil it and it makes slimy,...