Lemon Perfumed Olive Oil and Almonds Cookies

This one is one of my Grandmother's recipes! I live in Tuscany and in my area 'Bruttiboni' are traditional. The original version is with almonds, butter and eggs, this version here is a humble one, without butter and eggs.
Considering that they contain no butter and just a few sugar, they're suitable for those who're on a diet!


  • 250 gr white flour (I used Molino Rosignoli light blue pack, suitable for cakes), 
  • 100 gr sugar, 
  • 1/2 glass olive oil (I used the biodinamic one by La Maliosa), 
  • 1/4 glass VinSanto, 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder , 
  • 1 egg, pinoli or almonds, 
  • lemon grated peel

It's very simple and fast: melt all ingredients together and shape small balls, then lay them on a baking tin and cook in pre-heat oven at 180°C for 15 minutes.
You'll notice the smell of lemon combined to olive flavour! I love them combined together!
For further infos about Biodinamic olive oil and farming, just have a look at Fattoria La Maliosa!

Well, my personal suggestion now, is about olive oil: if you want very special cookies, you MUST use a very good olive oil!
Otherwise flavor of cookies will be bad, specially when combined to high temperature such as oven and lemon flavor!
Then avoid too strong olive oils because they won't melt well with other flavors. I suggest to choose a mild one, with a light artichoke flavor that melt perfectly to the bitter one of almond.
At last, avoid all other olis such as corn, sunflower and so on, these cookies need only a good olive oil, that's it! This is the secret!
try them and let me know! ;-)

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