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|Alternative names||Mandorlati di San Clemente and Brutti ma buoni|
|Place of origin||Italy|
|Region or state||Prato or Gavirate|
|Main ingredients||Hazelnuts and/or Almonds, Meringue|
Bruttiboni, also known as Mandorlati di San Clemente and Brutti ma buoni, is a type of hazelnut or almond-flavoured biscuit made in Prato, Central Italy, and many other cities. The name translates to 'ugly but good'. These cookies are made by incorporating meringue; an egg white and sugar mixture; with roasted chopped nuts. The cookies are crunchy on the outside with a soft chewy texture in the middle. As with many other Italian cookies, their origin is disputed but they have been made since at least the mid-1800s.