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Italian Christmas Cookie

Giada bakes a traditional Italian Christmas cookie with chocolate and nuts.

Ingredients
1 cup steamed or roasted chestnuts from a jar (about 6 ounces; not water chestnuts)
1/3 cup sugar
Pinch kosher salt
2 tablespoons amber rum
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 cup (about 1 1/2 ounces) mini semisweet chocolate chips
3 to 4 purchased refrigerated pie crusts (from two 14.1-ounce packages), at room temperature
1 large egg, beaten to blend
Powdered sugar, for dusting
Special equipment: a 3-inch round cookie cutterGet the directions here.