These biscuits are perfect for Christmas. They are lightly spiced, chocolately and topped with a wonderful chocolate glaze. They're great for general snacking, with a cup of tea or coffee or give them away as food gifts.
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Crunchy, Next time adding more cocoa powder and increasing sugar. Made 2nd batch with 100g cocoa and an additional 50g sugar, then cooled in a sealed tuppaware box. 5 stars!! - 13 Jan 2013
I found the cloves quite overpowering of the other flavours but I didn't precisely measure them. I agree with the statement do not overcook - I think required texture is slightly firm on outside but still softish in middle - mine were too crunchy once cooled and so really had to be left for a few days. - 07 Jan 2012
I made these for Christmas, and my family raved over them. My boyfriend's Italian mother said that they are the same cookies her old Italian aunts make for wedding spreads. She gave me a tip, that adding a bit of red food dye to the frosting will give it a shinier appearance. Other than that, these cookies tasted perfect, they'll definitely be made again next year. - 14 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)