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Best Italian Cookie Recipes

Traditional Italian cookie recipes are a family treasure and here we share some of them with you. Cookies are usually made throughout the year for every occasion.

They are made from the best ingredients such as almonds and hazelnuts, oranges and lemons, soft cheeses and different spices depending on the region.

Baci di dama are delicate cookies originating from Piedmont region. These cookies are irresistible combination of hazelnuts and chocolate and are one of the most popular in Italy. 

Italian cantuccini are dry cookies also known as biscotti which means cooked twice in Italian. These cookies are baked twice to get their hard texture. They are ideal for dunking in tea or coffee. They are usually enriched with nuts such as almonds, hazelnuts and pistachios, chocolate pieces, dried fruits etc. You will find them in most pastry shops in Italy.

Brutti ma buoni, meaning "ugly but good" are cookies originating from Prato in Tuscany but can be found throughout Italy. For these cookies you will need only egg whites, sugar and grounded hazelnuts. 

The chestnut flour is one of the popular ingredients use in Italian cuisine. This gluten-free flour is made from dried and grounded chestnuts is ideal for preparing sweets. It's natural sweetness allows to reduce the amount of sugar in desserts. We have two interesting recipes for chestnut flour cookies - regular cookies and sugar-free cookies.

Find below our selection of proven and easy-to-follow recipes for traditional Italian cookies.

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