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Dr. Pastorino she graduated in Food and Human Nutrition in Milan. He currently works as a nutritionist in doctors' offices in the Lower Lodi area and shows us a simple recipe for a super delicious snack!

It's almost Christmas and we're all super busy looking for gifts or making preparations for the next dinners and lunches.

Well, I give you a suggestion: here is a recipe for super fragrant cookies , which can become a personalized gift or simply to be enjoyed at breakfast or as a snack .

These sweets contain cinnamon : a super spice with antibacterial, digestive and hypoglycemic properties; in fact, it has been seen in recent studies how it manages to lower blood sugar levels. Furthermore, its use in desserts can be a valuable aid in containing the addition of sweeteners .

The other super fragrant ingredient is orange rich in vitamin C , an important vitamin for its antioxidant action , which helps in immune defenses and in improving iron absorption ; in addition to it, this fruit also contains anthocyanins molecules capable of lowering pressure , increasing the elasticity of blood vessels and decreasing inflammatory states .


  • 250 g of flour 0

  • 90 g of granulated sugar

  • 30 g of potato starch

  • 100 g of Butter

  • 1 organic orange

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon powder

  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder

  • salt

  • Powdered sugar


Prepare the dough. Cut the butter into small pieces, put it in a large bowl and let it soften .

Grate the orange zest and then squeeze it, putting separate zest and juice.

In the bowl of butter pour the sugar , cinnamon and a pinch of salt and whisk with an electric mixer until you get a soft and soft cream .

Add the egg , then the filtered orange juice and blend again, until they blend well.

Sift the flour , starch and yeast over the mixture and knead it to obtain a compact and slightly sticky dough. Shape it into a ball, mash it, wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for about 2 hours.

Take a piece of dough and roll it between the palms of your hands, so as to obtain a ball the size of a walnut, pass it in the granulated sugar and then in the icing sugar to decorate it evenly.

Place it on the oven plate covered with the appropriate paper and proceed in this way until the dough is used up, keeping the biscuits sufficiently spaced.

Put the plate in a preheated static oven at 180 ° C for about 12-15 minutes , until cracks have formed on the cakes but the surface is just golden.

Remove from the oven the soft orange biscuits, let them cool and serve.

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