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!

Biscotti Cookie Recipe

The biscotti originated in Tuscany, Italy centuries ago during Roman times. The word "biscotti" is Italian for cookie or biscuit. It is made of two words "bis" and "cotto" meaning "twice" and "baked". They were baked twice so that they would become crisp and could be stored for longer periods of time and remain fresh during voyages.  Today biscotti are commonly eaten with Vin Santo, cappuccinos, or lattes. These sweet, crisp, almond cookies can be dipped in chocolate as well, and are perfect for the holidays!

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!