Papassinos are typical Sardinian walnut cookies. These Traditional Italian cookies are made in most areas of Sardinian for the celebration of All Saints Day on the 1st November.
Walnuts and raisins are both harvested around the end of September in Sardinia, so having these fresh products in abundance in November resulted in the natural creation of cookies using these ingredients for a highly celebrated day.
Papassinos are made in nearly almost all communities in Sardinia with many variations around the Island.
The cookie recipe I will be showing here comes from a town called Macomer, in the Central North of Sardinia.
The recipe is simple and doesn't require a mixer, in fact it is better if they are mixed up by hand just like they have always be made here.
I use a mixer for the simple reason that at times I need to mix up 10lbs of flour and by hand it is hard work.
If you use a mixer, just be sure to mix on a slow speed and only enough for all the ingredients to combine together to form a cookie dough.
400gr All Purpose Flour
200gr Granulated Sugar
2 Whole Eggs
50gr Of Milk
50gr Ground Toasted Aniseed
5gr Bicarbonate Of Soda
200gr Toasted Crushed Walnuts
160gr Raisins or Sultanas
1 Egg Yolks (Extra for Glazing the Cookies, not to be added to the ingredients)
Trying is believe.. simple, quick and very tasty cookies that has Sardinia with every bite!
Fancy tyring more Italian cookie recipes, then you just might want to try some more easy cookie recipes from the Mediterranean Island of Sardinia.
Sharing our authentic Italian recipes is a way of spreading our traditions and culture around the world. If you can't come here to savor a genuine taste of our Island, then the next best thing is to fill your home with the authentic aroma's of Sardinia.