DAY FOUR: Goddess Fish Promotions Tour and a SWEET Taralli Cookie

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Day FOUR – Taralli Cookie Recipe

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Taralli Cookies
Grandma Mangione’s Recipe
(Originally started with 5lbs. of flour like all her other cookie recipes)
Grandma always told me that Taralli meant rings. I guess it makes sense if you stretch an English translation I found which is bagel . They are shaped in rings. However, Grandma tied the Taralli in knots because she felt they tasted better.
Cookie Dough:
1 lb. (2 cups) shortening
1 lb. (2 cups) sugar
7 eggs
1 cup milk
1/3 cup anise seed or one small anise oil
4 tbs. baking powder
3 lbs. (9 3/5 cups) flour
1 tsp. yellow food coloring (optional)
Here again you see that the original recipe was written in “pounds”
Melt shortening but don’t let it get hot. Add eggs and beat well. Add milk, coloring, and anise seed or anise oil and beat well. Mix flour with baking powder. Add to shortening mixture and beat well. If needed, additional flour may be added so make dough stiff enough to handle. Roll dough into approximately 3 inches and tie in a knot. Place on cookie sheets that have not been greased.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  Cool on cooling racks.
1 1/3 lbs. confectionery sugar
4 egg whites
1/3 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. pure vanilla 
Beat all together until thick and forms peaks (about 7 to 10 minutes. Pour some of the frosting about 1/4 of batch. Toss the cookies with CLEAN hands. Place on a cookie rack to dry.  Enjoy!
"Grandma tied the Taralli in knots because she felt they tasted better." - Mama Iuliano

“Grandma tied the Taralli in knots because she felt they tasted better.” – Mama Iuliano


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2 Responses to DAY FOUR: Goddess Fish Promotions Tour and a SWEET Taralli Cookie

  1. RoseAnn–yesterday the Most’s (can’t spell it 🙂 and today–these delicious-looking goodies? I’m gaining weight just reading the recipes! Although I wonder at the anise flavor. That will be interesting to try!! I have your book and can’t wait to get to it.

    • RoseAnn DeFranco says:

      You will LOVE these Taralli cookies. The anise flavoring is not overpowering. I suspect mama and grandma spent a lot of time experimenting to get just the right amount.

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