There is no Italian Christmas without Mostaccioli: the old spiced cookies that are just too perfect for dunking into your favorite hot beverage.
What are Mostaccioli you might ask.
Most importantly, where do they come from?
Mostaccioli date back to the Roman times (yup, thousands of years ago) but have of course evolved. Their name derives from “must” or the fresh grape juice usually available in the fall.
Nowadays many versions don’t even have must as an ingredient anymore, like mine.
I opted for a combination of spices and coffe, all encased in a nice chocolate coating. Romans did not know cocoa (they used carob) but I’m pretty sure they would have approved.
In short, here you have it, another traditional cookie recipe, evolved with time, but always a favorite during the Italian holidays.
Ricetta in Italiano : clicca qui https://blog.giallozafferano.it/growingupitalian/mostaccioli-al-doppio-cioccolato/
Video recipe of the day
- Preparation time30 Minutes
- Cooking time15 Minutes
- Serving12 cookies
Ingredients for the dough
Prepare the liquids
Mostaccioli keep well refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 5 days, or frozen for several months.