Loved by the grown-up and the kids, who often enjoy playing with these curious letter-shaped cookies, Lenten cookies are made during Lent, especially in the Florentine area and in Prato.
- 3 whipped egg whites
- 150 grams of flour
- 30 grams of cocoa
- 170 grams of icing sugar
- 1 Orange peel
- Salt to taste.
Mix the flour with the cocoa, the sugar and a pinch of salt.
Grate the orange peel in the mixture.
Then add the three whipped egg whites, continuing to mix everything.
If the mixture is too liquid, add more flour; if it is too hard, add another egg white.
At this point you can create the letters (with the pastry bag if you are expert
enough), which have to be placed on a baking tin covered with baking paper.
Cook in the oven at 150 ° C for about 15 minutes.
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