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Italian Cookie Recipes

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This easy classic pizzelle recipe makes light & crispy Italian waffle cookies with a pizzelle iron! How to make pizzelle cookies + variations.

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Orange Ricotta Cookies - A classic Italian cookie that is moist and cake-like with a distinctive orange flavor. So delicious!

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37 · 60 minutes · Italian rainbow cookies (also known as tri color cookies) require a little planning, but they’re quite easy to make. Thin layers of soft almond cake are sandwiched together with sweet raspberry jam, then coated in chocolate. It's cake disguised as a cookie!

11 ingredients

Refrigerated
  • 4 Eggs, large
Condiments
  • 8 oz Almond paste
  • 10 oz Raspberry preserves
Baking & Spices
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Almond extract
  • 7 oz Chocolate (chunks, semisweet
  • 1 Food coloring, red
  • 1 Food coloring, green
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 cup Sugar
Dairy
  • 1 1/4 cups 2 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, unsalted
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1 · 27 minutes · Lemon drop cookies, iced Italian cookies or anginetti, whatever your family calls them you’ll be sure to find these traditional Italian cookies at many special occasions and holiday cookie trays.

9 ingredients

Refrigerated
  • 3 Eggs, large
Baking & Spices
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp Baking powder
  • 3 cups Confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/2 tsp Lemon extract
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
Dairy
  • 1 stick Butter
Liquids
  • 1/4 cup Water
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This is the best recipe for Italian Ricotta Cookies. These cookies are light and cakey in texture, super soft, not too sweet and packed with fresh ricotta cheese. You'll love this version of the traditional Italian cookie for everyday baking and holidays!

12 ingredients

Refrigerated
  • 2 Eggs
Baking & Spices
  • 3 3/4 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Non-peril sprinkles
  • 3 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
Dairy
  • 1 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 6 tbsp Milk
  • 15 oz Whole milk ricotta cheese
Liquids
  • 1 Bowl of water, small
Other
  • 1 tsp Extract if desired (anise, vanilla, almond and lemon are good choices!)
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19 · 25 minutes · These Italian Christmas cookies have become a favorite Christmas recipe at our house. Try them and see for yourself how delicious they are!

10 ingredients

Refrigerated
  • 4 Eggs
Baking & Spices
  • 4 tsp Baking powder
  • 2 cup Confectioner's sugar
  • 3 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1 Icing
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 4 tsp Vanilla
Snacks
  • 1 Cookies
Dairy
  • 1/2 cup Butter
Liquids
  • 6 tsp Water
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73 · 35 minutes · Flavorful, moist, tender Italian Fig Cookie filled with dried fruit and hints of citrus. A Christmas cookie must every year!

18 ingredients

Produce
  • 5 oz Dates, pitted and roughly chopped
  • 8 oz Figs, dried
  • 4 oz Raisins, dark
  • 1 Zest, small orange
Refrigerated
  • 2 Eggs, large
Baking & Spices
  • 2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Allspice
  • 2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Nuts & Seeds
  • 1 cup Pecans, rough
Dairy
  • 1/2 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Milk
Liquids
  • 1/4 cup Water
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12 · 60 minutes · My recipe for authentic Italian Butter Cookies is the best! These cookies are soft and flavorful yet so easy and simple to make. Italian Butter Cookies are way better homemade, you’ll never buy them from a store or bakery again!

12 ingredients

Refrigerated
  • 2 Egg yolks
Condiments
  • 1/4 cup Raspberry jam, seedless
Baking & Spices
  • 2 cups All purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate or chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup Granulated sugar
  • 6 oz Milk or dark chocolate
  • 1 Rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
Dairy
  • 1 tsp 2 tablespoon milk
  • 1 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup Heavy cream
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Simple ingredients come together to make the perfect Italian Amaretti Cookie. Crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. A fantastic snack that's also naturally gluten-free.

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