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       Title: Fave Dolci
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 60 servings
  
       1 c  Almonds; unblanched
       1 c  Sugar
     1/3 c  Unsalted butter
       1    Egg
       2 ts Grated lemon peel
       1 ts Orange flower water
     1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
     1/2 c  All-purpose flour
            Plus 2 tablespoons more
  
   Recipe by: Jo Merrill Chewy cookies from southern Italy that are served on
   All Souls' Day. The custom stems from the ancient tradition of offering
   beans to Pluto and Proserpina, god and goddess of the underworld in Roman
   mythology.
      Grind almonds finely in food processor using on/off pulses. Add sugar
   and blend until powdery.  Add butter which has been cut into 1/2-inch
   pieces, egg, lemon peel, orange flower water and cinnamon; process to a
   paste.  Mix in flour just until incorporated, using several on/off
   pulses--dough will be stickly.  Transfer dough to abowl, cover with plastic
   and refrigerate overnight.
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour baking sheets. Roll
   rounded teaspoons of dough into short thick cylinders. Arrange on prepared
   sheets, spacing 2 inches apart. Using finger or the handle of a wooden
   spoon, press indentation in side of each to form into lima bean shape.
   Flatten slightly with hands.
       Bake until cookies are just beginning to color, about 16 minutes. Cool
   on baking sheets 5 minutes then transfer to racks and cool completely.
   Store in airtight containers.
  
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