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Rose del Deserto | Italian "Desert Rose" Cookies

These simple cookies are fun to cook because they make good use of Kellog's Cornflakes cereal! The final, flowery shape gives these unique cookies their intriguing name.

"Rose del Deserto" Recipe | Italian Cornflake Cookies

Watch the Pasta Grammar video where we make this recipe here:

Makes about 10 cookies.

For this recipe, you will need:

- 5 tbsp (50g) raisins

- 1 large egg

- 4 tbsp (50g) sugar

- 3 1/2 tbsp (50g) room temperature unsalted butter

- 1 1/2 cup (180g) all-purpose flour

- 1 3/4 tsp (8g) baking powder

- Corn flakes (about 1 cup)

- Powdered sugar for topping

Preheat an oven to 355 degrees F (180 C). Soak the raisins in water while preparing the dough.

Crack the egg into a mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer for 2-3 minutes. Add the sugar and continue to whip for 3-4 minutes, or until the mixture is creamy and the sugar is well-incorporated. Add the butter and mix it in well.

Combine the flour and baking powder. Mix together. One spoonful at a time, gradually add the flour mixture into the egg while stirring with a wooden spoon. Once all of the flour is incorporated, drain and squeeze the raisins and mix them into the dough.

Spread cornflakes over a plate or shallow dish. Scoop out a heaping tablespoon of the dough and roll in the cereal until it is completely coated in cornflakes. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat until all of the dough has been formed into cookies.

Bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely before dusting with powdered sugar and serving. Buon appetito!

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