Lemon-flavored knot cookies from Italy symbolize “tying the knot”.
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!
An Italian bar cookie featuring meringue and whole lemons chopped fine.
A rich cake with lots of lemon flavor. The polenta is a common Italian ingredient and it adds texture and body.
Jam-filled cookies shaped like shells, inspired by traditional Italian sfogliatelle pastries.
Pizzelles are an Italian tradition and baked with a special cookie iron.
Pumpkin, spice, and your choice of nuts.
Moist and airy; it’s quick, easy, delicious, and pretty. You can’t go wrong!
Traditional Italian deep-fried balls of dough, crunchy on the outside and light inside, drenched in honey.