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Italian Cookie Recipes

Cookies, or biscotti, are the most loved and most eaten sweet in Italy. From hard, slightly sweet biscuit-like cookies that are eaten with the morning cappuccino to more elaborate confections filled with fruit and nuts for holidays and feast days.
Amaretti Cookies
Amaretti Cookies
Amaretti are a classic Italian cookie.  They are made with finely ground
almonds and a very small amount of flour.   Amaretti are enjoyed not
only as a sweet treat but as an ingredient in many Italian recipes.
All Soul's Day Cookies
All Soul's Day Cookies
Anise and Orange Cookies
Anise and Orange Cookies
Biscotti
Biscotti
Butter Cookies
Butter Cookies
Cantuccini
Cantuccini
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies
Chocolate Kisses - Baci di Cioccolato
Chocolate Kisses - Baci di Cioccolato
Espresso Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Espresso Cookies
Christmas Cookies
Christmas Cookies
Cuccidati - Spiced Fig Cookies
Cuccidati
Italian Knot Cookies
Italian Love Knot Cookies
Sweet treats like these are meant to bring some cheer to compensate for the sadness of All Soul's Day, sometimes called the "Day of the Dead,"  on November 2.

All Soul's Day Cookie Recipe  >>
These traditional Italian cookies have a cake-like texture and a mild anise flavor.  They are glazed with a delicate icing and topped with colorful candy sprinkles.

Anise and Orange Cookie Recipe  >>
Biscotti are crisp Italian cookies that are ideal for dipping in coffee, tea, hot chocolate, or wine.  Traditionally, biscotti are made by baking cookie dough in long logs, cutting these into slices, and reheating them to dry them out.

Biscotti Recipes  >>
Butter cookies are sweet, buttery, and crisp ... a perfect cookie combination. They are easy to make and decorate for any occasion.

Butter Cookie Recipe  >>
Cantuccini are miniature biscotti that come from Prato, near Florence, Italy.
They are also referred to as biscottini di Prato.  Cantuccini are firmer and crisper than
regular biscotti. They are commonly used for dipping in Vin Santo, a sweet dessert wine.

Cantuccini Recipe  >>
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies taste like mini cherry pies.  The butter and cream
cheese in the dough create a flaky pastry; while the cherries, coconut, and jam blend
into a juicy fruit filling.

Cherry Cream Cheese Cookie Recipe  >>
Chocolate chip cookies with a grown up flavor.  The espresso acts to enhance the flavor of the chocolate.

Chocolate Espresso Cookie Recipe  >>
Chocolate filled sandwich cookies are a favorite in Verona, the setting for Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.

Chocolate Baci Recipe  >>
Share the sweet spirit of the season with Christmas cookies that "really say Christmas."

Christmas Cookie Recipes  >>
Cuccidati is a Sicilian cookie that is almost like a pastry.  It has a sweet dough that is wrapped around a filling of dried figs, raisins, walnuts, and chocolate that is flavored with orange and spices.

Cuccidati Recipe  >>
This soft, slightly crumbly citrus-flavored cookie is known by a variety of names;  Knot Cookies, Lemon Knots, and Anginetti are just a few.

Knot Cookie Recipe  >>
Lace cookie formed into a cannoli
Lace Cookies
Lace cookies are made from a dropped batter that spreads and separates as it
bakes into lacy, brittle, see-through wafers.

Lace Cookie Recipe  >>
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN A RECIPE SAYS "BRING TO ROOM TEMPERATURE"?
Eggs and butter incorporate more easily into a batter when they are at room temperature. 

For butter: Remove from the refrigerator at least one hour or up to a day before using.  To help butter warm up, cut it into pieces. Or if you are in a hurry, microwave it on 20 percent power for a few seconds at a time.

For eggs: Remove from the refrigerator 20 to 30 minutes before using.  For faster warming, soak whole eggs in a bow lof warm water until they are no longer cool to the touch, about 5 minutes.
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