Home sick with a sick child. This means: let’s bake. For once I wanted to do something that would actively engage my little one, a dough with which she could play as long as she wanted (which means: no sourdough). I also wanted to get her to use again the cute cutters I got last year, which she’s so fond of.
These biscuits are based on an Italian recipe and they are a good example of what Italian cooking is all about: making delicious and healthy food out of practically nothing. A few, good-quality and well-matched ingredients and here you have some seriously yummie tea-cookies.
You need: 170 gr (1 and 1/3 cups) all-purpose flour, 2 table-spoons honey, 2 table-spoons olive oil, 1 egg, 1 tea-spoon baking powder. Powdered sugar to garnish.
How to: mix all ingredients and make into a ball. Flatten as much as you can and shape as you want with the help of cutters or of a glass. Place on a baking tray covered with baking paper. Bake at 200 degrees (Celsius, 392 Fahrenheit) for 8-10 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar if you like.
CONSIDERATIONS: We had a lot of fun making this cookies and really liked their light and slightly crunchy texture. The dough worked well with any type of cutter (it did not break even with the most complicated shapes). On the healthy side, it felt nice to be able to make something sweet without using butter or sugar, and the honey gave a special flavour. These were truly wonderful with a cup of hot tea.