Italian Cookie Recipes

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Pizzelles II

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An thin traditional anise flavored Italian cookie made with a pizzelle iron.

Italian Wedding Cookies II

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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.

Pignoli Cookies I

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They are pleasantly sweet, made with almond paste and pine nuts, but no flour.


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Delicious fried cookies made with ricotta cheese. These are also known as Italian doughnuts.

Cantucci Biscotti

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These are so crunchy they should be dunked (Coffee, Latte, Espresso, Vino, etc.). If you don't have hazelnuts, use almonds instead.

Biscotti Toscani

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

Italian Anisette Cookies

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Old Italian recipe.


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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

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Ice with colored icing and sprinkles if you like.

Italian Cookies II

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This is a delicious moist cookie which is a favorite of ours. You'll love it.

Cannoli with Chocolate Chips

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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

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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.

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"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

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"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

Gingerbread Biscotti

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These spicy Italian cookies are the perfect accompaniment for cocoa or coffee during the holiday season! Serve with lemon curd or drizzle with lemon flavored almond bark for a special treat.