The Cavallucci biscuits Recipe

The recipe of the Cavallucci biscuits of Siena is one of the typical Christmas recipes. The Cavallucci are one of the most famous sweets of Christmas period and they are prepared by melting sugar with honey, adding flour, walnuts, orange zest, anise and other spices. Originating in the area of Siena, they can be found on all Christmas tables of Tuscany.
Here the recipe to prepare the Cavallucci for your Christmas lunch or dinner.

Prep. time: 15 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 35 mins

Ingredients Serves 4

  • Flour 500 gr
  • Sugar 200 gr
  • "Acacia" honey 100 gr
  • Aniseed 20 gr
  • Orange zest 100 gr
  • Chopped walnuts 100 gr
  • Cinnamon powder (a nip)
  • Nutmeg (a nip)
  • Coriander powder (a nip)
  • Sodium bicarbonate (a nip)


1-In a saucepan, melt, over low heat, sugar and honey. 2-Gather then all the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. 3-When the mixture of sugar and honey will be dense enough remove from heat and pour into the bowl with the other ingredients, mix until they are well incorporated. 4-Flour a work surface and pour the mixture, the thickness should be at least 2 cm. 5-Let it cool for 5 minutes then shape round cookies. 6-Bake the cookies at 180° C for about 20 minutes.

Your "Cavallucci" biscuits are ready to wish all your friends a Merry Christmas!!!

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