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Anise Pizzelle

These lovely, golden brown anise pizzelle cookies have a crisp texture and delicate anise flavor. I create them using a pizzelle iron. —Barbara Colucci, Rockledge, Florida

24 Traditional Italian Christmas Cookies

Indulge in the sweetness of the season with these Italian-inspired Christmas cookies.


Blueberry Almond Biscotti

????These biscotti are the perfect treats for an indoor tea party or an outdoor garden party! If you’re not a...


Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

I recently found this old family recipe in my mom’s kitchen. I made a few adjustments to streamline the process,...


How to Make Classic Italian Sandwich Butter Cookies

Our Italian sandwich butter cookies recipe lets you skip the bakery run.

Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....


Chocolate Almond Pizzelles

If you love fun baking gadgets, you'll enjoy making these crispy, almond-flavored cookies, which get their unique waffle design from...

Italian Orange-Fig Cookies

This is one of the first holiday cookies I made when I found out I could no longer eat gluten....


Caramel Pecan Biscotti

My husband helped me concoct this variation on a classic. With caramel and nuts and dipped in chocolate, it makes...


Panforte Cookie Cups

A tassie-like treat takes on an Italian flair in this Panforte Cookie Cup. The filling of nuts, dried and candied...


Florentines

We love the citrus and nut combination of these classic cookies. Melted chocolate and candied cherries give them an extra-special...

Italian Cookies

My 100% Italian husband will tell you these are his favorite cookies. I make them often, and definitely every Christmas...


Iced Anise Cookies

“It was a tradition to have these cookies on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. My grandmother always kept some on hand...


Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Pizzelle

I've experimented with different varieties of pizzelle recipes, but this is definitely a favorite. My dad likes to help make...


Italian Sesame Cookies

These nontraditional European cookies aren't overly sweet and have a wonderful crunch from sesame seeds. They're the ideal accompaniment to...


Fig & Almond Cookies

In our family, holiday cookies—like these nutty fig ones—are a big deal. I'm so proud to be passing on this...

Toffee Biscotti

A traditional Italian cookie that is baked twice, biscotti is ideal for dunking. Feel free to use any toffee candy...


Chocolate Dunk-Shot Biscotti

“These are great with a hot drink!” These crunchy bites are perfect with after-dinner coffee or as a morning treat....


Glazed Italian Spice Cookies

These cute little balls give you a soft, cake-like option for your Christmas cookie tray. The creamy almond glaze spread...


Pine Nut Cookies

My guests say these simple goodies are rich and delicious–like little pats of butter! Coated with pine nuts, the cookies...


Pizzelle

This recipe was adapted from one that my Italian-born mother and grandmother followed. They used old irons on a gas...


Citrus Nut Biscotti

I lived in Italy for over seven years and started every morning meal with biscotti. This version features walnuts and...


Amaretto-Almond Bliss Cookies

“I lightened these cookies, and now they’re guilt-free and delicious!” Vera Decker - Windsor, New York


Dried Cherry Biscotti

Need a holiday treat that's not overly sweet? Sharon Martin of Manistee, Michigan has an answer with her Dried Cherry...

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Aniseed Biscotti

My husband, Joe, is Italian, and his mother was a great cook. She made wonderful biscotti, which are popular Italian...


Cherry-Chocolate Chip Biscotti

A delicious “dunker,” our Test Kitchen’s biscotti is chock-full of dried cherries and chocolate chips. Wrapped in colored cellophane and...


Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

Field editor Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren Minnesota says friends were delighted to receive her fruit and nut biscotti mix. “Layer...


Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Biscotti

A hint of pumpkin seed and almond gives this biscotti recipe a wonderful flavor that's just right for fall. Try...


Granola Biscotti

“This cranberry-studded treat is low in fat but high on flavor,” writes Lori Waites from Frankenmuth, Michigan. “Because it freezes...


Lemon Anise Biscotti

“With the growing popularity of gourmet coffees, cappuccino and espresso,” Carrie Sherrill notes in Forestville, Wisconsin, “I’m finding lots of...