The nooks do come to mind memories of evenings spent in the company to soak and chat, chat and soak, perhaps in vin santo, so conversing more relaxed and you let us go into the confidences that warm the soul.

The nooks quick to prepare, remain fragrant and crisp for several days in a closed tin cans. Also excellent for breakfast!

Ingredients for approximately 50 cookies (depending on size):

250 gr flour
150 gr sugar
1 pinch of salt
2 eggs
grated zest of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of baking powder
250 g whole unpeeled almonds
liqueur to taste like vin santo (if you want)


Toast the almonds in the oven, place in a bowl the flour, sugar, eggs, salt, lemon zest, liqueur to taste (if desired), the baking powder and mix until everything is smooth.
Add the almonds and make a roll diameter of 4 cm, a little 'crushed with the help of the flour.

Arrange them, not too close together, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 25 minutes in the middle part of the oven to 180 °.

When cooked, cut the rolls still warm, slightly askew, in slices of 1.5 cm. about.

Arrange the nooks, cut from the side, on the plate of the oven and cook works to keep the temperature unchanged for another 5 minutes per side.

The nooks should take a nice golden color, allow to cool and serve, ready to be dipped in vin santo!
Also excellent for breakfast and snack to dunk in coffee ;)