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faithcr48 Jul 19, 2008 07:06 PM

recently had these delicious cannoli cookies packaged in clear container at someone's bbq...the label said, i think maria taralli, inc or maria tarelli, inc...& i think they had an address of west babylon, long island, ny...has anyone ever had these addictive cookies or is familiar with this company or bakery?
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  1. coll Jan 22, 2013 05:07 AM

    I'm intrigued by this recipe (they all seem pretty much the same, except the lemon icing which doesn't seem to fit IMO). Has anyone tried adding cinnamon oil? Of course I can never leave well enough alone!

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      LIBELLULABELLA2 Jan 22, 2013 06:19 AM

      This is the closest that I've come. I don't like lemon in the icing, so I use vanilla extract instead.

      ingredients
      2¼ cups all-purpose flour
      1 teaspoon baking powder
      pinch salt
      1 cup granulated sugar
      ½ cup (1 stick) unslated butter, room temperature
      2 large eggs
      8 ounces fresh ricotta , drained
      ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
      2 teaspoons Lemon zest, plus 1/4 cup lemon juice
      2 cups confectioner's sugar, sifted

      directions

      Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl, and set aside.

      Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

      Cream the sugar and butter in a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment on high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce the speed to medium, and crack in the eggs one at a time, beating well between additions. Plop in the ricotta, vanilla, and lemon zest, and beat to combine. Add the flour mix, and beat on low until just combined, but do no overmix.

      Drop the dough in heaping tablespoons onto the baking sheets. Place in oven, and bake, rotating pans halfway through the baking time, until the cookies are puffed, golden, and cooked all the way through, about 20 to 22 minutes. Remove from oven, and cool on wire racks.

      When the cookies are completely cool, make the glaze. In a bowl, whisk together the confectioner’s sugar and lemon juice to make a smooth glaze. Adjust the consistency with a little water or more confectioners’ sugar to make the glaze thick enough to stick to the cookies when dipped. Hold each cookie with two fingers, then dip the top of the cookies in the glaze and let dry on racks until all are done. Let dry for 2 hours before storing.

      1. re: LIBELLULABELLA2
        coll Jan 22, 2013 06:51 AM

        Thanks, that lemon icing just doesn't sound right to me either, or any icing but I could be wrong about that. Mini chocolate chips in the dough definitely though. I'm also wondering if subbing something for the vanilla extract in the icing, like dark rum or cinnamon oil, might make it interesting? But I'd like to to be as close to real cannoli filling as possible. I haven't made cannoli from scratch since the 1970s and can't remember what I used to do unfortunately...except the shells, they almost smoked us out of the house! After that I think I threw the recipe away, this sounds so much easier. I can get great cannoli at the bakery, but this is so different. Think I'll put it on my Easter menu!

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      luvmycookiesc Jan 21, 2013 09:54 AM

      I realize this is a pretty old post, but wonder if the recipe was ever found? I, too, have fallen in love with this cookie and have found a recipe that might be pretty close.

      http://www.italian-dessert-recipes.co...

      I hope someone will post if they've either tried the above or have already found the recipe. Thanks!

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      1. re: luvmycookiesc
        GIOny Jan 21, 2013 12:49 PM

        I've never made them but I found this recipe, not sure if they are what you were thinking of, the cookies in the picture in this recipe look flatter then what I have seen before. I remember them almost looking like pignoli cookies.
        http://www.yummly.com/recipe/print/Ca...

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        LIBELLULABELLA2 Dec 13, 2008 10:42 AM

        They are called Tre Colonne from Maria Taralli. I bought them at Pasta Time on Rte 107 in Massapequa. I found your post because I am searching for a recipe to try and duplicate them. Good to know Iavarrone Bros. has them as well.

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          anchovy Dec 13, 2008 04:37 PM

          Can you describe them in great detail?? Would live to try to make - don't get to the island much. Thx!

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            blohmsa Jul 6, 2009 03:34 PM

            Were you every able to obtain a recipe for the cookies? I just picked up a container from a local Italian grocery store here in Wisconsin and LOVED the cookies. I have searched everywhere for this recipe that calls for the ricotta cheese in it. Any luck finding it? If so, would you be so kind to pass it on?

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              jazzygirl58 Nov 9, 2009 04:47 PM

              Hi!

              I also bought these at Iavarone's in Wantagh, and they are unfreakinbelievable! I have been searching for a recipe and haven't found one. Have you had any luck? The closest I found is here: http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/orange-chocolate-chip-cookies.aspx and here: http://atharvestmoonfarm.blogspot.com...

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              Cookyman Jul 21, 2008 03:22 PM

              I saw them in Ivarone's in Wantagh

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