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Our Italian recipes will make you say “buon appetito.” Check out our classic Italian recipes and our quick and easy recipes, too!

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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

    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...


    Blueberry Almond Biscotti

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


    Bananas Foster Gelato

    The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...


    65 Italian Potluck Recipes That Serve a Crowd

    It's a family-style potluck starring oodles of noodles, a bounty of bread, scores of sweets and all the Italian recipes...

    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

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


    Mixed Berry Tiramisu

    Because I love tiramisu, I came up with this deliciously refreshing twist on the traditional coffee-flavored Italian dessert. Fresh softened...

    Caramel Pecan Biscotti

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


    Limoncello Tiramisu

    We love everything about this wonderful dessert—from the light lemon flavor and creamy Mascarpone to the crunchy, crushed macaroon on...


    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...


    Gianduja

    These layered squares are more “sophisticated” than my usual lineup of Christmas candy, but they’re also very popular. People love...


    Cherry Cannoli Cups

    Here’s a sweet taste of Italy without a lot of fuss. The cute little cups, filled with a rich cherry-cheese...


    Frozen Tiramisu

    Java fans will jump for this frosty mocha dessert. Because it requires time to freeze, it’s a great make-ahead option....

    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...


    Frittelle di Riso

    For this traditional Italian dinner, we created these rice fritters that serve as a sweet and satisfying dessert.—Taste of Home...


    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...

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    Citrus Nut Biscotti

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


    Triple-Layer Chocolate Cake

    Crunchy pecans and coconut fill each layer of this tempting cake spread with a homemade cream cheese frosting. Big slices...


    Favorite Italian Cake

    Marilyn Morel
    KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Here’s a scrumptious cake that melts in your mouth and makes you say, “Mil...


    Homemade Makeover Italian Cream Cake

    Toasted pecans and coconut take this moist cake from good to great, but it’s the cream cheese frosting that makes...


    Amaretto-Almond Bliss Cookies

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


    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...