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Ossi di morti bone cookies on a white plate covered in powdered sugar.

Bones of the dead cookies

A biscuit like cookie perfect for dipping in cold milk or a warm mug of coffee
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 72kcal
Author Marie


  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 2.5 cups Powdered sugar (plus more for decorating)
  • ½ cup Almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 large Eggs
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Milk up to 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla or Almond extract


  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Mix dry ingredients
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients to form a soft dough
  • Divide dough into 8 pieces on a well-floured counter and roll each piece into a thin rope about ½-3/4 inches in diameter and 16 inches long
  • Cut each rope into pieces about 4 inches long and shape each piece into a bone
  • Bake for 15 minutes*
  • When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar to serve
  • Recipe yields approximately 36 cookies
  • *Note that the original recipe calls for an overnight rest period prior to baking, but I omitted this step since I didn't use baking soda and I don't have much patience.


Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg