Tortelli Cookies

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This cookie originates from the area of Abruzzo. It is filled with chestnuts, chocolate and rum and is so delicious. If you are looking for a delicious cookie that is different, then look no further! This is for sure to be a new family favorite.

Tortelli Cookies

A delicious chestnut cookie for the holiday season.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 48 cookies

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 75 g Potato Starch (1/4 cup + 2 1/2 tbsp) If you do not have potato starch, you can sub this ingredient with flour.
  • 180 g AP Unbleached Flour (1 1/2 cups)
  • 75 g Confectioners Sugar (1/2 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp)
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 113 g Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup)
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 5 g Baking Powder (1 tsp)

Filling

  • 155 g Boiled Chestnuts (1 cup)
  • 80 g Light Brown Sugar (1/2 cup)
  • 2 tbsp Dark Rum
  • 8 g Cocoa Powder (1 tbsp)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves
  • 50 g Chocolate chips (1/4 cup)
  • 1 Egg with a splash of water for egg wash

Instructions
 

Dough

  • Into the bowl of a food processor, add butter, flour, potato starch, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Pulse until you achieve a crumbly texture.
  • Add the egg and Vanilla extract and pulse until the dough begins to come together. Dump onto plastic wrap and wrap tightly. Place in the refrigerator for 30 mins to chill.

Filling

  • Into the bowl of a food processor, add the chestnuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and rum. Pulse until a paste forms.

Assembling

  • Preheat the oven to 375℉.
  • Roll the dough out to 1/16" thick. Using a 3 in circular cookie cutter, cut rounds. Add a teaspoon of filling in the center. Egg wash the edges and fold the dough over the filling to create a half moon shape. Press the edges together and crimp with a fork.
  • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash and bake at 375℉ for 18 mins or until slightly golden on the bottom.
  • Allow to cool completely and sprinkled with lots of powdered sugar.

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Tortelli (Italian Chestnut Cookies) INGREDIENTS    Dough * 75 g Potato Starch (1/4 cup + 2 1/2 tbsp) If you do not have potato starch, you can sub this ingredient with flour. * 180 g AP Unbleached Flour (1 1/2 cups) * 75 g Confectioners Sugar (1/2 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp) * 1/4 tsp Salt * 113 g Unsalted Butter (1/2 cup) * 1 Large Egg * 1 tsp Vanilla Extract * 5 g Baking Powder (1 tsp) Filling * 155 g Boiled Chestnuts (1 cup) * 80 g Light Brown Sugar (1/2 cup) * 2 tbsp Dark Rum * 8 g Cocoa Powder (1 tbsp) * 1 tsp Vanilla Extract * 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon * 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves * 50 g Chocolate chips (1/4 cup) * 1 Egg with a splash of water for egg wash #christmascookie #holidaybaking #dessert #bakewithme #homebaker #frannielovesfood #baketok

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