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Zaletti (Cornmeal Cookies)
excerpted from The Basic Art of Italian Cooking: DaVinci Style
1 cup+ 1 tablespoon(250 gr) cornflour
1 cup + 1 tablespoon (250 gr) flour
4 eggs
1 cup (200 gr) butter
½ cup (100 gr) raisins (soaked in warm water for 10 minutes,then drained)
zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsps baking powder
pinch of salt
powdered sugar for dusting on top
Beat eggs with sugar till creamy, add in eggs one at a time, beating after each addition, then add in vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, cornmeal,salt, baking powder. Mix ,a little at a time, dry ingredients into egg mixture until blended well. Add in raisins.
Form dough into large square and cover in plastic,refrigerate until easy to handle (about 2 hours).
Remove from refrigerator, cur dough into two and form each piece into a long cylinder. By rolling on a floured surface. Wrap in plastic and freeze till ready to bake,
Cut cookies into ¼ inch slices (.75 cm),
Cover cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place cookies on sheet and leave space between each., Bake in preheated oven of 325F (170C). for 10-12 minutes till lightly golden on top. Remove from oven and let cookies cool before serving.

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