Cantucci di Prato

Cantucci di Prato
The "Cantucci di Prato" or cookies of Prato are dry cookies with almonds, originating from the city of Prato in Italian Tuscany.

Quite easy to make and delicious, they keep very well, they can be eaten alone or as an accompaniment to a dessert such as a chocolate cream for example
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Last modified on: May 14th 2023

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22 min.35 min.57 min.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Cantucci di Prato
Preheat your oven to 180°C (360°F).

Sift together in a bowl 300 g flour, 6 g baking powder and 2 pinches salt.

Stage 2 - 2 min.
Cantucci di Prato
Add 125 g whole almonds and 2 eggs.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Cantucci di Prato
Then 200 g caster sugar and 60 g butter melted.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
Cantucci di Prato
Mix, by hand or with a wooden spatula, until smooth.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Cantucci di Prato
Place the dough on your lightly floured work surface, and cut it in 2.

Stage 6 - 4 min.
Cantucci di Prato
Form each piece of dough into a cylinder, about 4 cm (1.6 inches) in diameter, and place on a baking sheet protected by a sheet of baking paper.

Stage 7 - 35 min.
Cantucci di Prato
Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.

Stage 8 - 3 min.
Cantucci di Prato
Cut, still warm, in small pieces...

Stage 9
Cantucci di Prato
...and let cool on a rack.
The dough of the cookies does not need to be kneaded, just mixed, it is useless to insist once the mixture made in the stage 4.

One can decline the recipe with other dry fruits, as the pistachio for example.
And to drink?
And to drink?
Ideally, a glass of "Vino santo", the famous Tuscan dessert wine.
Several days in a closed box or jar.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,221 Kcal or 13,486 Kj65 gr445 gr131 gr
161 %25 %42 %20 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
407 Kcal or 1,704 Kj8 gr56 gr17 gr
20 %3 %5 %3 %
Per piece
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
81 Kcal or 339 Kj2 gr11 gr3 gr
4 %1 %1 %<1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Nuts, Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 40 pieces : 2.87 €
  • Per piece : 0.07 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: French onion soup, Nonettes, Spring veal sauté , Craquelin (sweet cracker dough), Cigarettes Russes (Piroulines), ... All
Caster sugarCaster sugar: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Cookies of the Camisards, Little caramelized peach tarts, Profiteroles, Butter cream, Lemon creams, ... All
Whole almondsWhole almonds: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Piped petits-fours, Moist cereal bars, Indian rice pudding, Crusty pistachio, almond and apricot flan, Kugelhof for Nanou, ... All
ButterButter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Dublin fruit scones, Salmon and Spinach Gratin, Checkerboard biscuits, Baked apples from St Aubin le Vertueux, Breton style shellfish and vegetable soup, ... All
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  • You're welcome Lena!
    Posted by jh may 15th 2023 at 16:25 (n° 2)
  • I made the 20 piece version and used cachou nuts because they're all I had available. Also some vanilla. Next time I will heat the oven to 170 fan as they browned too much too quickly at 180. Nevertheless they taste wonderful! Thank you for all your great recipes.
    Posted by Lena may 14th 2023 at 20:09 (n° 1)
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