In Italian, these biscuits are called "Ossi Dei Morti" or bones of the dead. They are hard biscuits - kind of like Savoiardi in taste - that are great to dip in coffee or an affogato.
This is just what I was looking for I did add 1/2 tsp double strength vanilla & 1 tsp cinnamon,which required me to add addl flour, also instead of rolling logs which was a little hard to do I made them about 1/2 inch think by 1 inch wide flat logs I used a fork to decorate. The dough was still sticky so I did roll the amount I was working with in flour. Also I found if I cut them before they dryed over night it was a much harder cookie. Thanks! - 07 Feb 2007 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I made these last night,very easy recipe. The dough was sticky even after the extra cup of flour. I added a tsp of vanilla for flavor. After waiting over night I ended up blackening the bottoms of some. On the up side my 9 month old really likes them and so did the 2 year old I baby sit. So I'll make it again. I like the taste of the batter,so I was a little disappointed in the taste after cooking,but then again I was not cooking them for me,and thank God I am not teething,because those cookies live up to their name. - 12 Feb 2002 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)
I thought that babies under a year shouldn't have egg whites? even baked... - 22 Apr 2003 (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)