Buccellati Cookies

Buccellati Cookies

Brava

Serving Size 18

Active Time:

~1 hour

Total Time:

~1 hour 18 minutes


Ingredients

  • Dough:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1¾ sticks (7oz) cold unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Filling:
  • ⅔ cup finely chopped dried figs
  • 1 cup toasted chopped walnuts
  • ⅔ cup chopped blanched almonds
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 2 teaspoons Dutch process cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup confectioners’ sugar

From Your Pantry

None

Equipment

mixing bowl

medium saucepan

Brava metal tray

fine-mesh sifter

Nutrition Information

Allergens: Tree nuts, Eggs, Wheat (Gluten)

Tags

  • Sweets
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Fruits
  • Italian
  • Metal Tray
  • Nuts
  • Recipes
  • Serves 4
  • Weekend
  • Winter
  • Year Round

  1. step
    1

    Make dough

    • You can bake only 9 cookies at a time. Assemble full batch of 18 cookies. Bake first batch of 9, reserving remaining 9 in refrigerator.
    • In large bowl, stir together flour, granulated sugar and salt.
    • Using your hands, work butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles coarse sand.
    • Add egg and mix with hands until incorporated.
    • Add egg yolk, vanilla and lemon juice and mix with hands until loosely incorporated.
    • Transfer dough to lightly floured tabletop or cutting board and knead with hands until dough comes together, about 1 minute.
    • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. step
    2

    Make filling

    • In medium saucepan over medium heat, stir together figs, walnuts, almonds, orange zest, cocoa powder, wine, honey and granulated sugar.
    • Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of liquid has evaporated and a thick paste forms, about 15 minutes.
    • Cool completely before forming cookies.

  3. step
    3

    Assemble cookies

    • Pinch chilled dough into pieces the size of quarters.
    • Roll dough between hands to make uniform balls. On floured surface, using your palm, press dough balls into flat circles.
    • Place about 1 teaspoon filling in center of each dough circle.
    • Fold sides up to enclose filling in a tight package (like a dumpling).
    • Place 9 cookies, evenly spaced apart, in Zones 1, 2 and 3 of Brava metal tray.

  4. step
    4

    Bake cookies

    • Press green button to begin preheating.
    • When Brava is preheated, slide metal tray into bottom shelf. Press green button again to begin baking.
    • When your food is done, transfer cookies to wire rack and cool completely.
    • Using fine-mesh sifter, dust cookies with confectioners’ sugar.
    • Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.