2 egg yolks, plus 1 if dough crumbles
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2 1/2 cups/10 1/2 ounces/300 g sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, for glaze
3 1/2 cups/17 1/2 ounces/500 g all-purpose flour
1 (.5 ounce/16 g) package Lievito Pane degu Angeli (vanilla-flavored Italian leavener)
Zest of 1 orange
2 cups raw, unpeeled almonds
This traditional cookie from Prato is supposed to be real dry and crunchy; it is in fact our regional dipping cookie, generally consumed after a meal with a glass of Vin Santo. 500 grams flour equals 3 1/2 cups flour and 300 grams equals 2 1/2 cups sugar.