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A typical coastal Croatian food, rafioli, is found all along the coast, from Istria to Dalmatia. There are numerous varieties, all known by their local name, including dalmatinski, trogirski, makarski, and sinjski rafioli. In fact, the fun thing about rafioli is that you can experiment and try out new ingredients—basically, every Croatian family has its very own rafioli recipe. They are a staple at events like baptisms, birthday parties, and weddings.

The basics, however, are always the same. Rafioli is a simple Croatian shortbread cookie traditionally filled with an almond filling. Modern versions can have different fillings, though, ranging from chocolate and cream to citrus and vanilla.

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