Cantucci (Tuscan Cookies)

Cantucci (Tuscan Cookies)

By Elisa Cucini from Agriturismo il Molinello in Tuscany.

You might enjoy this recipe on our tours in Tuscany!


Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 250 gr (2 cups) almonds (not peeled)
  • 6 eggs
  • 280 gr (1 and 1/3 cup) sugar
  • 100 gr (½ cup) butter
  • 500 gr (4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • 16 gr (1tsp) of baking powder
  • pinch of salt



  • Roast almonds in the oven at 380F for 3-4 mins
  • Beat 4 eggs + 1 egg yolk with sugar until the mixture is white and foamy
  • Add melted butter and mix
  • Add flour and baking powder
  • Add roasted almonds and mix evenly
  • Roll the dough into a stick and lay it on a tray, brush it with 1 beaten egg
  • Cook at 380F for ~20 mins
  • Take out of the oven and allow to cool
  • Slice diagonally: these are "cantucci!"
  • Put the cookies back on the tray and cook at 340F for 10-15 mins and then enjoy with vin santo


Buon appetito!