Liquorice almond cookies
Biscotti alla Liquirizia.
I would eat liquorice on anything, so these liquorice almond cookies are a hit. Try them with cappuccino in the morning, with tea in the afternoon and as a pre-dinner snack with cream cheese and smoked salmon.
Liquorice is sweet, salty and bitter at the same time. A mysterious, intense taste like aniseed and fennel only stronger and with an added sweetness that makes it perfect for candy, ice cream and cookies, that can be used with savoury food too.
These liquorice almond cookies were inspired by an Amarelli recipe from Rossano in Calabria. I’ve added almonds to make them more crunchy and baking powder for extra puff. The cookies are so delicious, I even reduce the amount of added sugar to a minimum and use them for antipasti. Try them, for instance, as a base for canapés with smoked salmon and cream cheese or crab meat salad.