Italian Special Sweet Fried Ravioli Cookies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Italian Special Sweet Fried Ravioli Cookies Recipe
  • READY IN 1 hr

Italian Special Sweet Fried Ravioli Cookies

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"Fried ravioli cookie with a chick pea and chocolate filling. This recipe gets extra points for originality!"

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Original recipe makes 36 cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr

Directions

  1. Melt semisweet chocolate and unsweetened chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in a bowl in the microwave. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool. Heat the 2 cups shortening in a large, heavy skillet or deep fryer.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the pureed garbanzo beans, sugar, and cinnamon. Stir in the dates and nuts. Blend with the cooled chocolate. Chill while you make the dough.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy. Stir in the 1/4 cup melted shortening. Sift together the flour, sugar, and salt, and fold into the egg mixture. Add extra flour if necessary to make the dough easy to handle.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 3 inch circles using a cookie cutter or a large drinking glass. Place 1 teaspoon of the chocolate filling mixture onto the center of each cookie, fold over into a half circle, and pinch to seal.
  5. Fry cookies in 1 1/2 inches of hot oil, turning once. Cookies should be light brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Refrigerate when cool. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 21, 2006

My family had made these when I was young, but lost the recipe. This seems close! We called them "caljunes" or "caljunettis."

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 27, 2011

My Italian Aunt made these but we called them Cajunitas. The filling was made of chick peas, raisins, figs, almonds, and honey. My Aunt would shred a little chocolate in the filling, but I don't. My family loves these for Christmas. Your filling seems a little sweeter! thanks for the recipie!!

 
Jan 04, 2010

My Nana used to make these during the Christmas and Easter holidays. We used to call them "cecilottala". The only difference in Nana's recipe was that she would use ground chestnuts and honey in the paste instead of the walnuts and dates. In fact, I just had some the other day...went to heaven. Thanks so much! Boun Natale e Boun Anno Nuovo!

 
Jun 04, 2014

This recipe came over from Italy. My grandmother used to make these every year at Christmas. She used poppy seeds and figs. We couldn't wait for the chocolate ravioli's. No one had the recipe and when I found this one and tried it, it brought back wonderful memories of grandma....

 
Nov 15, 2008

This can be made with all semisweet chocolate. I baked them at 375 for 10 minutes, then rolled them in powdered sugar. The filling is wonderful, the dough isn't too sweet, and the combination is delicious!

 
Dec 06, 2004

This is almost the same recipe my grandmother used. Never saw another recipe using chick peas! I enjoyed the cookies.

 
Dec 21, 2008

Our favorite traditional cookie at christmas! Sprinkled w/ granular sugar. THX

 
Dec 21, 2004

Thank-you so much for this recipe!! My grandmother used to make these, but I never paid attention. I have been searching for this recipe for years and it is like hers, except she added roasted, chopped almonds, and fresh dark grapes cooked down, no dates. Very nice cookie. Thank-you.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 133 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 5.7 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 42 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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