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Oct 3, 2012 04:39 PM

Very hard to find Italian almond cookie -- please help!

My father used to buy an almond cookie for my mom that she loved. My father passed away 4 years ago and the bakery he used to buy the cookies from closed over ten years ago. I would love to get the recipe for my mom. I know she would smile and think fondly of my dad. The cookie was called Scatatti. I am not sure about the spelling, but I know it is it is an Italian almond cookie. Would anyone happen to have a recipe for this Italian cookie, or know of another name it might be called?

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      1. I am sorry, I should have been more specific. It is a light brown cookie that is round in shape. This is a very crunchy cookie with cinnamon and lemon accents. It is a "puffy" or "bulky" cookie, and it is not flat like a chocolate chip cookie. I think it is from Sicily.

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          1. re: todao

            Thank you for helping, but unfortunately, that isn't the cookie.

          1. re: Cheese Boy

            Hi Cheeseboy,
            This picture looks exactly like the cookie I am looking for-- thank you! I hope someone recognizes this crunchy almond cookie and has a recipe laying around that they would be willing to share. ( :

            1. re: cornedbeefhash

              Sorry, cornedbeefhash, I had found those but I thought you were looking for a recipe and not a commercial supplier.

              1. re: todao

                Hi Todao,
                Thank you for responding. I am looking for the recipe, so I can personally make the cookies for my mom. The person on Etsy appears to be selling the same cookie, but I am not comfortable ordering cookies from someone who (I believe) is making them out of their home. My dad used to get them from a Italian bakery, which has now closed. I am hopeful that someone will see my post and the picture of the cookie and recognize it as something their Nonna used to make. Perhaps, they will be willing to share the recipe online or through private email. I just want to put a big smile on my moms face, and I know this elusive cookie would do it! (:

          2. I have no personal tie to that cookie but I want the recipe too, badly. Looked in Carol Field's "The Italian Baker", nothing. Nick Malgieri's first book, perhaps?

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            1. re: buttertart

              I even did a search at EYB and see nothing similar.

              1. re: angelsmom

                Dang! My Italian baking pal came up dry too. Italian sites, maybe?

              2. re: buttertart

                I'll check his Italian Baker...

                Where are you from, cornedbeefhash? Where was the bakery where you used to buy these?

                1. re: roxlet

                  Hi! I live in Phoenix and the bakery was located in Phoenix , Arizona as well. I am originally from Chicago -- where there are lots of Italian bakeries.

                2. re: buttertart

                  I have looked through Nick Malgieri's book, but have not looked through Carol Field's. I will have to find it and look through it.

                  1. re: buttertart

                    I have looked through Nick Malgieri's, but I will have to sift through Carol Field's book. Thank you!