Healthy and Vegan Sardinian Cookies: Sos Papassinos

November 8, 2015

Happy Sunday dear friends!

I don’t know about you, but my favorite things to do in the fall is spending time outdoors enjoying nature or spending time indoors cooking and baking. This weekend was filled with both. Yesterday we hit the mountains for an amazing hike, which we will share the photos soon. Today I bring you some cookies. Healthy, of course!

As some of you may already know, Tore comes from the beautiful island of Sardinia in Italy. As in many other cultures, fall and the holiday season for them also means cookies, but not any kind of cookies: Sos Papassinos. Its name comes from the raisins (papassa in sardinian) and they represent the power of life, with all the local crops being present in this one recipe: the grains, the walnuts, the hazelnuts and the almonds. It is the most traditional cookie that is eaten, year after year, always in November and in Sardinia, of course.

Since we are not in Sardinia, we can’t find these cookies here and Tore was starting to get jealous of all of his friends posting papassino pictures on Facebook. So I called his mother and asked for her recipe. And then…decided to change it completely to make it a healthier version of this traditional cookie and also to substitute the raisins, since my husband is not really a raisin fan. These are also vegan. The result: best papassinos in the world, according to him, but please don’t tell his mamma. 😉

These cookies are not incredibly sweet, so they are great as a breakfast or a snack. I hope you like them!

Buon appetito!!!





Healthy Sos Papassinos Cookies
Vegan Sardinian Fall Cookies
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 400 g spelt flour
  2. 100 g rice flour
  3. 100 g almonds, roughly chopped
  4. 50 g walnuts, roughly chopped
  5. 100 g dried cranberries
  6. 100 g candied oranges, roughly chopped
  7. 100 g unprocessed brown sugar
  8. 85 g coconut oil, melted
  9. 1 tsp baking soda
  10. Water to get the dough's consistency
  1. Prepare all ingredients that need to be chopped.
  2. Melt the coconut oil.
  3. Add all ingredients to a medium bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined .
  4. Gradually add water, 1 Tbs at a time, until the dough has a cookie consistency and lightly knead until a homogeneous dough has formed.
  5. Shape into a ball, cover with a plastic film and place in the fridge for 15-20 min.
  6. Roll out the dough as your normally would with your rolling pin until is is about 1 cm thick.
  7. Cut the dough into rhombus like cookies or whatever shape preferred.
  8. Bake for 17-20 min until the sides are golden brown.
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