Every region in every country has its own typical dishes and desserts. I am always curious to know the ones especially from Italy. This time I have tried some typical cookies from the Abruzzo region.
A friend of mine sent me the recipe of typical cookies from the Abruzzo region. The cookies are called spumini abruzzesi and are almond cookies. The best is that they are naturally flour-less – like many Italian dishes by the way.
The recipe is super simple, has only five ingredients and the cookies are ready within one hour with nearly no work.
The egg whites with the sugar are the meringue to hold the almonds together but they are also the already christmassy looking top of the cookies. The cookies are fast and easy to prepare and perfect with tea or hot chocolate. Or for a coffee-pause. You can store them in an air-tide container for a pretty long time – in case they should last so long. Because everyone will love them and after the first there will be a second and third for sure 😉
I did the test, I brought some spumini abruzzesi to my friend (who is from the region!) and she approved them completely! She asked when I will do the next batch. Better than that ….
Hope you like them like I do. Perfect to prepare and store for the moment friends are showing up for the unexpected coffee pause!