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Ossa Da Mordere (Bones of the Dead)


Hard Italian cookies, good for dunking

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (1 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (1 beneficials)
  • Type AB (2 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Type B (0 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Type O (0 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (0 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar [or BTD compliant sweetener]
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoons baking powder [Baking Powder Recipe Variations]
  • 1-1/2 cup blanched almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups flour, unsifted [or BTD compliant flour]
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Beat egg whites, sweetener, lemon peel, and baking powder until smoothly blended.
  3. With a heavy spoon, work the nuts in thoroughly, then add the flour.
  4. Lightly flour your hands, then pinch off tablespoon-sized lumps of dough and shape like short sturdy bones.
  5. Place cookies lightly on a greased baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until pale brown.
  6. Cool on wire racks.
  7. Store in an airtight container.


    You don't have to shape them into bones, but they're cute.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond/Almond Butter1 N N N N N N N N
Egg White (chicken)1 N N B B N N N N
Lemon/Lemon Juice1 B B B B N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Kamut2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N A A A A N N
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 ,4 ,5 N N N N N N N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Agave Syrup- N N N N N N N N
Sugar (Brown/White)- N A N A N A N A

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients that contain gluten.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[4] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[5] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is low in common allergens.
  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 07, 2007 at 11:22 PM By: Drea