My mother, Nonna Lola, used to make these peach cookies through all my growing up years. This is her version of the cookie from the town of Colledimacine in Abruzzo, Italy. There are several variations of the filling, including a custard like one. I personally like my Mama's best.
For 2 Dozen(s)
I used a small round cookie scoop to scoop measure out the dough, it is real close to giving me enough dough for the size ball I need. I like this method because all the cookies come out the same size. I don't use cloves to garnish, I use spearmint leaves since they grow in my garden and are edible. My mama used to use the leaves off of our shrubs but then you have to be sure to tell everyone to take those out before they attempt to eat the greens.