These Italian Ossa da Mordere sweet biscotti cookies are scary good. I don’t know where they’ve been all my life, but on Halloween it sure is nice to have an occasion to make them! Let me tell you a little about how I first learned of these delicious “Bones to Bite.”
Have I mentioned that I love Facebook" (It may seem like a disjointed segue, but follow me for a moment.) I was long a reluctant Facebooker. I like my private life to be private. I don?t need to know if one of my friends walked her dog; to be honest, I don?t really even want to know if someone walked their dog. But when it comes to living gluten free, I love Facebook. I have learned so much from others through this medium and I have been able to help so many more others in their journeys to a happy gluten free existence via easy Facebook conversations. (Now for the real segue ?)
So it was that a reader posted on my Facebook page that she had made ?Bones of the Dead .. with Jules .. and they are terrific! Thanks!? Translation: she had used my Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour in a traditional wheat flour recipe and had made Ossa de Mordere ? ?Bones to Bite? Cookies ? and they were terrific! So naturally, I asked for the recipe, and for a picture. And she stepped up with both.
I was so intrigued. The recipe (and the fascinating history behind it) had sucked me in. Sugar and spices with whipped egg whites and almonds ? it sounded right up my cookie alley, that?s for sure.
So ladies & gents, I give you the traditional Italian Ossa de Mordere Sweet Biscotti Cookie recipe shared by Bernice F. on my Facebook page. It?s a recipe you may recognize, as it?s not far off from any wheat version you might find ? although I did change it a little from Bernice?s version.
I have to say that I believe I now know why these have been made in conjunction with modern-day Halloween, since you?re going to need to find many others to whom you can gift these bones, lest you find yourself l...