This is an old Sicilian recipe that is a family tradition. They need to sit overnight before baking.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
12 hrs
total:
12 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
60 cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Sift together the sugar, flour, baking powder, and cloves. Make a well in the sugar mixture, and pour the eggs into the well. Work the eggs into the mixture, first with a fork, then with your hands, until you have a smooth dough.

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  • Line a baking sheet with foil. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, 2 inches apart. Flatten each cookie with the bottom of a glass. Cover with a clean dish towel and let rest overnight. Cookies will spread.

  • Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes. Remove cookies from pan immediately as they come out of the oven or they will stick. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

105 calories; protein 1.7g 3% DV; carbohydrates 23.3g 8% DV; fat 0.6g 1% DV; cholesterol 18.6mg 6% DV; sodium 48.4mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
Just made a batch tonight! They taste EXACTLY like I remember...We weren't patient enough for them to cool...they were GONE before they became hard. LoL We added a light white glazing of confectioners sugar and lemon juice for a slightly different twist. THANK YOU for posting this recipe!:) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/17/2011
These came extremely hard. I may have done something wrong but I am not sure what since I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2009
Just made a batch tonight! They taste EXACTLY like I remember...We weren't patient enough for them to cool...they were GONE before they became hard. LoL We added a light white glazing of confectioners sugar and lemon juice for a slightly different twist. THANK YOU for posting this recipe!:) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/17/2011
These came extremely hard. I may have done something wrong but I am not sure what since I followed the recipe exactly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2014
just like back home thank for sharing Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/31/2012
Made the recipe exactly and the mix was too dry. Didn't really rise and spread as mentioned in the recipe. Cloves flavour is a bit odd - Won't be making this recipe again. Read More