Unfussy, traditional, and always just the right amount of sweet, Italian cookies of any sort never fail to to end a meal (or start a day) on the perfect note. Make these 10 Italian cookie recipes for your caffe—you don't even need a nonna to teach you how.
These tri-colored beauties have a rich, almond flavor cut with the tart brightness of raspberry. Covered in a thin sheet of bitter dark chocolate, they're perfectly balanced all around. No wonder they're a holiday favorite in Italy and beyond.
Already featherlight pizzelle—delicate, lacy vanilla wafer cookies—are lightened and brightened with a hint of Meyer lemon in this recipe. They'd make a great starting point for an ice cream sandwich, or slathered with lemon curd.
While not strictly traditional, these fan-favorite cookies emulate a good number of chocolate-sandwich cookies in Italy. Extras keep really well in the freezer, so you can make a big batch and enjoy them all holiday long.
Though these light, French maracon-style almond cookies have many variations, one thing remains the same: they're dang delicious, each and every one. In this particular recipe, rum and cinnamon add personality to the dough (which can be easily made gluten-free, by replacing the all-purpose flour with additional almond meal).
Nutty, crunchy, chocolate-y, and with serious staying power (literally—they last for weeks!), these biscotti are perfect to have on hand all holiday long, when friends and loved ones tend to drop in by surprise.