• Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 45-50 cookies
  • Preparation Time:


Very nice, fragrant cookies, that go so well with tea, coffee or a glass of milk. They have light, crispy texture, and they simply melt in the mouth.


  • 400 g AP flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 180 g butter (at room temp.)
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 60+60 g dark chocolate
  • 1 TBspoon grated orange zest
  • a pinch of salt


  • Turn on the oven to 180°C. Line baking sheets with baking paper.
  • Sift together the flour, the baking powder and salt, and set aside.
  • Cream the butter with sugar, add the egg and mix shortly (do not overmix).
  • Add 60 g grated chocolate and the finely grated orange zest.
  • Slowly add the flour and mix till you get the soft dough.
  • Turn it on a floured kneading board and knead shortly until smooth.
  • Form a roll and divide into equal parts (45-50).
  • Roll each piece into a thin roll, 15 cm long.
  • Fold it in two and make two or three turns to form a knot.
  • Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Let the baked cookies cool on a cooling rack.
  • Melt the remaining 60 g of dark chocolate, and dip the top of the knot. Let the chocolate set completely before serving or storing in an airtight container.

Categories: Christmas  Cookies 

Author Credit: from the book "Il libro d'oro dei biscotti"

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