Biscotti Regina: Sicilian Sesame Cookies

Francine Segan | Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:48
sesame cookies
Difficulty Level
Cooking Time
30 minutes, plus 1 hour rest in fridge

A Sicilian classic! The various names for these cookies run the gamut from the elegant biscotti regina (queen’s cookies) to the comical strunzi di sciocca (chicken’s shit) to the slightly irreverent strunzi d’ancilu (or angel’s shit).

The outer sesame seed crunch goes oh-so-well with the satisfying and moist lemony center, and the foolproof recipe will produce pastry shop-perfect cookies every time. You can make these cookies with butter, lard or olive oil.  If you use la

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