Fave dei morti are small Italian almond cookies flavored with cinnamon and lemon. The unique flavor combination makes them truly special!
Preheat oven to 350°F. In a food processor, grind up the almonds until they're a fine, sand-like texture. Remove from the food processor.
In the food processor, grind up the pine nuts until they're a fine texture as well. The pine nuts are oilier than the almonds so they will be more like a paste than the almonds.
In a small bowl, beat the egg, egg yolks and rum together until well-incorporated.
In a bowl, add the flour, ground almonds, and sift the icing sugar on top. Add the ground pine nuts. Add the lemon zest and cinnamon. Mix together with a spoon, and make a well in the center.
Add the egg mixture to the well. Knead with your hands until the dough starts to come together. Put the dough onto a flat surface and continue kneading until the dough is smooth.
Cut a piece off the dough and roll it into a log. Cut a small piece off of the log and roll it between your hands into a ball. The balls should be about 3/4-1" in diameter.
Place the balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, or as soon as they're slightly golden on the edges. Remove from the oven and let cool before serving.
Recipe adapted from Giallozafferano.