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“Zaletti” Polenta Cookies


1 cup golden raisins
¼ cup warm dark rum
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
1 cup Pastene Instant Polenta
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¾ cup butter, softened
⅔ cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Combine the raisins and rum in a bowl, stir to coat the raisins and set aside.
  • In a medium size bowl, combine flour, polenta, baking powder and salt.
  • Place the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until thoroughly combined. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Combine the dry ingredients and the butter mixture.  Add the raisins and rum until fully blended.
  • Roll the dough between two long sheets of wax paper until ¼” thick. Chill dough until very firm, at least an hour.
  • Cut the cookie dough into diamond shapes or cookie cutter shape of your choice.
  • Preheat oven to 375° F. Line two baking sheets with parchment and place cookies on each pan.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until the underside is golden brown.
  • Store for up to a week in an airtight container.

A traditional cookie of Venice.

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