Nut-Filled Cookie Sticks

Preparation info
  • Makes


    2 inch -long cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Cucina Ebraica: Flavours of the Italian Jewish Kitchen

By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

  • About

Sfratti means “evicted.” The name comes from Italian landlords of long ago who used sticks to chase away poor tenants who had not paid their rent. Some of them were probably poor Jews. The cookies are sticklike, and Jewish cooks have turned their origins around, making them instead sweet symbols of eviction. These honey-and-nut-filled cookies are served at Rosh Hashanah. As described in Aldo Santini’s La cucina maremmana, they are made with pastry moistened wi