Ricotta Cookie Recipe

The delicious tangy flavor of Italian lemon ricotta cookies make them the perfect cookie for any time of the year. This amazing recipe is quick and easy and only takes 10 minutes for preparation, and 15 minutes to cook. Ricotta cookies can be made with either lemon or almond extract and are delicious either way! They can be decorated with colored sprinkles for Christmas as well!

Pizzelle Recipe

Pizzelles are the oldest known cookie. The first pizzelles came from the region of Abruzzo and date back to the 8th century! The word "pizzelle" means "flat" and "round" in Italian. They are extremely crisp and light. The lemon, anise, and vanilla extract they contain add to their delicious flavor. These traditional cookie recipes were passed down to my Nonna, my mother, and now to myself. I hope you and your generations enjoy these recipes as my family has for almost a century! Buon Natale!

Anise Cookies Recipe

Information: Yield: 3 dozen cookies ​ Ingredients: 1 cup butter, softened 3/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon anise extract 1 teaspoon lemon extract  3 cups flour 3 teaspoons baking powder (Yes, really. These guys will puff up. And they are supposed to be airy, almost like a biscuit, but not quite.) 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 eggs … Continue reading Anise Cookies Recipe

Italian Anisette “S” Cookies

Italian Anisette "S" Cookies When most Italians see Anisette cookies they think of their Nonnas in the kitchen baking these delicious cookies during the holidays. It is virtually impossible to have an Italian Christmas without these delicious Italian Anisette cookies ! The sweet anise extract in them gives them the taste of  black licorice, which is common is various Italian Christmas cookies. They are known for their soft and airy texture. Their icing and sprinkles add to the Christmas spirit!

Panettone [Italian Christmas Cake]

Nothing says Christmas to Italians like a slice of delicious panettone cake with a cappuccino, café latte, or sweet wine. Originating in Milan, Italy this classic sweet bread loaf dates back to the 1500s. It was previously referred to as "pane di tono" which means "luxury cake”, which it most certainly is. Its fluffy texture, nuts, and candied fruits make it the perfect dessert and gift this Christmas! Today it can be seen in almost every Italian household throughout the holiday season! Ideal for baking during a cold winter day!