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Flatiron Foodies: Leonelli Focacceria's Wedding Cookie

The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership's Holiday Flatiron Foodies series, a part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer, continues this week with the perfect holiday treat. For a thoughtful host gift, desert table offering, or potluck treat, Chef Lindsey Bittner at of the newly opened Leonelli Focacceria shares their delicious wedding cookie recipe.

Should you not have the time to bake yourself, pick up a tin of Leonelli's amazing cookies at the Focacceria e Pasticceria at the Evelyn Hotel on 27th Street. 

Leonelli Wedding Cookie

by  Chef Lindsey Bittner

Serves:  6
Preparation time: 1 hour and 20 min
Cooking time: 8 min per cookie sheet

Ingredients:

  • Powdered Sugar- 2/3 cup
  • Egg Yolks, Hard Boiled- 4 each
  • All Purpose Flour- 2 cups
  • Potato starch- 1 cup
  • Walnuts- 2 cups
  • Salt- ½ tsp
  • Walnut Oil- 2 ¼ tsp

Pass the hard-boiled egg yolks through a sieve, set aside. Toast the walnuts until fragrant, approximately 6-8 minutes. Once the walnuts are cool, rough chop into small pieces, set aside. Using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer cream the butter and the powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add the hard-boiled egg yolks, scrape well. Add the flour, potato starch, walnuts, and salt, followed by the walnut oil, mix until incorporated. Refrigerate the dough until firm, approximately 1 hour.

Scoop the dough using a medium sized cookie scoop. Place the cookies onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper. Using the palm of your hand slightly flatten each cookie so they are no longer domed.

Bake in at 325 degrees F until the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown, approximately 8 minutes. Once the cookies are cool, dust with powdered sugar.

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Pictured: Chef Lindsey Bittner,  Photo Credit: Evan Sung

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We are Live on the Flatiron Plaza for the #23DaysofFlatironCheer! . Stop by until 4pm for: ✔️ Free @proofcoffeeroasters(from @svkfoodhall)☕ ✔️ Food Drive for @foodbank4nyc🥪 ✔️ Gift from @sonysquarenyc🎞 ✔️ 23 Days of Cheer Tote Bag with discounts🛍 ✔️ The Flatiron Prize Wheel!🎁 And snap a pic of our Holiday Art Installation, Happy using #HappyinFlatiron for a chance to win a Flatiron business prize every day until the 23rd. . . . .
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