Panellets (Catalan All-Saints Cookies)3 Reviews
- Prep: 20 min
- Cook: 10 min
- Ready In: 30 min
“These fabulous 'cookies' come out around the middle of October and are traditionally eaten on All-Saints Day (November 1) in Catalonia, Spain. The traditional ones are made with pine nuts, but you can also find them with almond or coconut.” - by K.Borg
Original recipe yields 24 cookies
- Place the potatoes in a small saucepan; cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are tender; drain. Mash the potatoes with a fork. Allow to cool.
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Lightly butter a baking sheet.
- Combine the cooled potatoes and almonds. Slowly add the sugar while stirring with a wooden spoon. Stir in the lemon zest; continue mixing with your hands. Form the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the pine nuts; brush with egg yolk. Form each ball into a crescent shape. Cover each cookie with cornstarch and then brush with egg white. Arrange cookies on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in preheated oven until lightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 250 cal
- 13 g
- 30.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (3)Rate This Recipe
"PLEASE NOTE: while this recipe was 'edited' there were some misinterpretations. Please see below for corrections The pine nuts should be WHOLE no chopped! Combine the ingredients as advised, then s..." See moreee variations below: For pine nuts Combine the pinenuts with the egg white and mix. They should be lightly coated. It there is too much egg left over, add more pine nuts. Form the dough into 1” balls. Roll each ball in corn starch and then in pine nuts. Finish by brushing each ball with egg yolk. For coconut Mix ½ of the coconut in the dough then form into a pyramid shape. Coat each panellet with remaining coconut and brush the top of the pyramid with the egg yolk. For almonds Combine the chopped almond with the egg white and mix. They should be lightly coated. It there is too much egg left over, add more chopped almonds. Form the dough into crescent moon shapes or rolls. Coat each shape in corn starch then roll in the chopped almonds which have been in egg white. Finish each shape and brushing with egg yolk. Place on a buttered baking sheet and bake at bake at 220C for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden. Serve at room temperature. "
"Mine were also a little soft and gooey, but I thought they were delicious. No-one could guess they were made with potatoes!!..." See more"
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