Dolce di Mandorle

Almond Cookies Wrapped Around a Wild Cherry

Preparation info

  • Makes

    3 dozen

    cookies
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

No one has ever eaten just one of these cookies, says Marzia Buontempo, a phenomenal home baker who now makes wedding cakes and all manner of sweets for brides and grooms where she lives in Molise. The combination of tastes—the tiny crunch of the almonds and the startlingly wild taste of the cherries—makes peoples’ eyes fly open in amazement as their hands reach for another. And another. The cookies are as easy to make as she assured me they would be, certain that I could w