Almond cake bar with chocolate topping and apricot jam, in the colors of the Italian flag.
Italy has a rich culinary history, and cookies are no exception. Italian cuisine is often focused on region or city where a particular dish is popular. Our Italian Christmas cookie recipes come from all over Italy. Some, like the Ricotta Cheese Cookies, are ridiculously easy. Other Italian cookies like Pizzelles require special equipment but yield spectactular results. Lots of holiday biscotti, too!
This “Italian Crumb Cookie” is a flavorful break-apart shortbread.
Low Fat Chocolate Biscotti
Crunchy Italian cookies perfect for dipping into a cup of coffee or hot cocoa.
Cranberry Biscotti in a Jar
A “gift in a jar” recipe for cranberry and pecan biscotti mix.
Pumpkin Pie Biscotti
Pumpkin, spice, and your choice of nuts.
Cinnamon and Hazelnut Biscotti
Italian biscotti with toasted hazelnuts and cinnamon.
Easy Clothespin Cookies (Cream Horns)
Puff pastry around a cone and filled with a marshmallow creme.
Chocolate Cherry Biscotti
This festive adaptation to this Italian classic uses dried cherries and a splash of Kirsch.
Italian Fig Cookies (Cuccidati)
An Italian cookie stuffed with a fig, orange, apple, nut and spice mixture.
Italian Love Knots
Lemon-flavored knot cookies from Italy symbolize “tying the knot”.