I am always, always distracted by Italian Cookies. How have I not known about Zaleti?
Variously referred to as Zaeti, Zaleti, Xaleti, and Xaeti, these cookies are considered Venetian and were popular in poor families who tended to have the ingredients - cornmeal being the main one. In fact the cookie name is linked to their word for "yellow" - the colour of cornmeal.
Zaleti are not too sweet. They have great texture from the cornmeal - and they're Italian! Bet you can't eat just one!
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