10 Italian Easter Cookies to Make This Spring

Italian Easter Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth this Easter with a crowdpleasing Italian cookie. Whether you're in the mood for a decadent dessert with Italian ingredients (like these creamy Italian Cheesecake Cookies, which are made with ricotta cheese), a traditional Italian cookie that's perfect for springtime celebrations (try this fresh-tasting Spring Biscotti or these old-fashioned Italian Anisette Cookies), or a tried-and-true family recipe passed down through generations (you simply must try these smooth and chewy Italian Butterball Cookies), you'll find something you love in this collection of Italian Easter cookies.

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Spring Biscotti

Spring Biscotti
chibi chef

Crisp biscotti is packed with fresh-tasting ingredients like orange zest, dried cranberries, and pistachios. White chocolate balances these sweet and fruity cookies perfectly.

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Kathy's Italian Cookies

iced italian cookies with sprinkles

"A delicious frosted Italian cookie passed down to me from my grandmother," recipe creator KATHIANNE says of this old-fashioned recipe, which gets its bright flavor from two tablespoons of orange juice.

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Italian Cream Cake Cookies

Italian Cream Cake Cookies

"My family loves Italian cream cake, so I created this cookie to be an easy, cute, and snack-sized dessert with all of the flavor of a slice of Italian cream cake," says recipe creator Martha.

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Italian Easter Cookies

Italian Easter Cookies

Here's a classic dessert recipe that will please everyone at your table. Colorful sprinkles add a festive and fun touch — use pastel shades like light pink and yellow to keep these cookies on theme.

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Italian Butterball Cookies

powdered sugar italian butter cookies on plate
Fernanda Imbrogno

"These holiday cookies are perfect for people of any age," says recipe creator iluvlax. "They are good as a quick snack or dessert. Don't worry, they are not balls of butter. They are smooth, chewy, and delicious cookies. This is an old family recipe that is loved by all."

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Italian Anisette Cookies

yellow Italian Anisette Cookies with white icing

This old-fashioned recipe relies on anise extract for its unique flavor. "These were delicious and authentic Italian cookies with a nice strong anisette flavor," raves reviewer MELANIE4.

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Gina's Italian Butter Cookies

Gina's Italian Butter Cookies

"Traditional Italian-American bakery-style butter cookies that will make you feel like you bought them from your favorite local bakery in New York," according to recipe creator NIGGI823.

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Four-Ingredient Gluten-Free Italian Coconut Cookies

Four-Ingredient Gluten-Free Italian Coconut Cookies
Buckwheat Queen

Make these irresistible coconut cookies with just four ingredients: shredded coconut, sugar, egg whites, and gluten-free all-purpose flour. If you want, you can substitute regular all-purpose flour.

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Italian Almond Cookies II

Italian Almond Cookies II

"This cookie is very chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside, BUT the entire outside is coated in sliced almonds for a fantastic look and is absolutely delicious," says recipe creator MYRAMANI. "It is well worth the effort."

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Italian Cheesecake Cookies

Italian Cheesecake Cookies
Photo by Pam Ziegler Lutz.

Recipe creator Rita calls these decadent cookies "a little bite of heaven." Ample amounts of sour cream, cream cheese, and ricotta cheese make them extra moist and creamy.

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