Monday, January 26

Italian Spumoni Cookies

My mother and grandmother make this cake that I love, a spumoni cake. It is a twist on Italian spumoni ice cream. The other day I was wondering if I could turn this yummy cake into an easily portable treat, my answer the spumoni cookie. Totally yummy tastes of Italy in a hand held, no melting treat!

Full time 1 hour (includes cooling and multiple batches)
Makes 2 dozen cookies

The needs-

1 egg
1 package instant pistachio pudding
1 cup slightly heaping flour
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
2 tbsp unsweetened baking coco
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

The know-

Preheat your oven to 350 and lline two baking sheets with parchment paper.

In a medium mixing bowl cream together sugar, brown sugar, and butter, until light and fluffy.

Add in egg and vanilla.

Add in pudding mix, flour, baking coco, and baking soda. Stirring just to create and even texture dough.

Fold in chocolate chips, cherries, and walnuts.

Roll out 1/2 tbsp size balls and place 1 1/2" apart on baking sheet.

Bake in oven for 8-12 minutes or until center feels set when lightly touched with finger.

Allow to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Move to wire rack and allow to completely cool before serving.