A unique cookie from Croatia’s island of Rab. Muštaćoni are gluten-free, full of almonds, chocolate and loads of spice.
finely grated (I used 70%)
Preheat the oven to 150°C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
Combine the ground almonds, sugar, chocolate, nutmeg and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Mix through the beaten eggs and olive oil until a firm dough forms.
Take tablespoons of the dough and shape them into elliptical shapes, using wet hands. Lay each muštaćoni on the lined baking tray, leaving about 3 centimetres between each.
Bake for 20 – 30 minutes. Depending on your oven, they may only take 15 minutes to cook. The desired texture is soft and dry on the outside, but slightly undercooked on the inside.
Cool completely on the trays before storing in a airtight container.
If you like, decorate the muštaćoni by piping a melted chocolate squiggle on top.