As a child I remember always looking forward to Easter the most. The egg hunt with the best prize in the Golden Egg, the baskets chock full-o whatnots and the cookies. The massive platters of cookies from the best Italian bakery around had to be my favorite part of the day.
It wasn't until last year when I found this recipe for Taralli Dolci Di Pasqua (Easter Ring Cookies) that I even thought about making them at home. Sure we all love a good cookie at the Sweet Oven but this was different. Taking the first bit of my first batch brought me back years (dare I say decades?!) , this was spot on how I remembered them - the flavor, the texture...it was heaven.
The cookie is very mild, not super sweet and has a slightly dry texture making it a perfect pairing with a cup of coffee...or tea...for those of us who gave up the good stuff for Lent. The dough whips up in a flash, no butter softening or electric mixer required, which makes it that much more appealing.
3 C confectioners' sugar