Italian Cookie Recipes

Create Italian cookie traditions - pizzelle, cantucci, cannoli, biscotti, amaretti - with trusted Italian cookie recipes complete with ratings, reviews and baking tips.

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Pizzelles II

Rating: 4.5 stars 201
An thin traditional anise flavored Italian cookie made with a pizzelle iron.

Italian Wedding Cookies II

Rating: 4.5 stars 70
This recipe is an old time favorite of ours. All the kids love these and so do we! Hope you get all the nice compliments I do when you make them.
By Donna

Pignoli Cookies I

Rating: 4.5 stars 176
They are pleasantly sweet, made with almond paste and pine nuts, but no flour.


Rating: 4.5 stars 161
Delicious fried cookies made with ricotta cheese. These are also known as Italian doughnuts.

Cantucci Biscotti

Rating: 4.5 stars 39
These are so crunchy they should be dunked (Coffee, Latte, Espresso, Vino, etc.). If you don't have hazelnuts, use almonds instead.
By Rosina

Biscotti Toscani

Rating: 4.5 stars 309
These twice baked cookies have a delicate flavor, great with vanilla ice-cream, tea, frozen yogurt, or cappuccino.

Italian Anisette Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 169
Old Italian recipe.


Rating: 4.5 stars 92
This is the classic Italian almond macaroon. When first baked they are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. As they sit, they get crunchy throughout. Delicious with any fruit dessert.

Italian Easter Cookies

Rating: 4.5 stars 98
Ice with colored icing and sprinkles if you like.

Italian Cookies II

Rating: 4.5 stars 181
This is a delicious moist cookie which is a favorite of ours. You'll love it.

Cannoli with Chocolate Chips

Rating: 4.5 stars 50
Make your own classic Italian confection with this recipe filling prepared cannoli pasty shells with a mixture of chocolate chips and ricotta cheese.

Italian Wedding Cookies III

Rating: 4.5 stars 372
Also sometimes called 'Mexican wedding cookie', 'Russian tea cakes', or 'butterballs', can also be made into crescents. You can also substitute pecans and they are very good as well. This is the best version of these I have ever seen, it was given me by a friend who grew up in central Europe.
By Chris Hetherington

Inspiration and Ideas

Rating: Unrated 57
"When you bite into them, they just crumble in your mouth and melt into sweet, tasty goodness. This recipe is great and sure has stood the test of time!" – carolcooks
Italian Fig Cookies
Rating: Unrated 36
"This recipe has been handed down through my mother's family for years. My grandmother brought it from Italy in the early 1900's. Now I am the designated person in our family to make the Fig Cookies, a very high honor - they must be as good as my Grandmothers'."  - Mary Jo
Italian Cheesecake Cookies
Rating: 4 stars 27

A little bite of heaven! Try topping with strawberry or blueberry pie filling.