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10 Italian Cookies You Can Make Without a Nonna to Teach You How

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I’m not Italian, nor have I ever been to Italy. I can’t share my favorite Italian wine bar to tuck away in or make you feel like you’re standing in an Italian market. I wouldn’t know the first thing about navigating the country and I don’t know how to cook a steak half as good as the ones that are supposedly served in Florence. But one thing I do know is cookies—and Italy has some of the finest.

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.

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Cinnamon and Hazelnut Biscotti (Tozzetti Ebraici)
Cinnamon and Hazelnut Biscotti (Tozzetti Ebraici)
Italian Rainbow Cookies
Italian Rainbow Cookies
Meyer Lemon Pizzelle
Meyer Lemon Pizzelle
Homemade Milano Cookies
Homemade Milano Cookies
Fave dei Morti  (Almond Cookies with Cinnamon & Rum)
Fave dei Morti (Almond Cookies with Cinnamon & Rum)
Orange-Pistachio Biscotti
Orange-Pistachio Biscotti
Biscotti di Vino
Biscotti di Vino
Polenta Cookies
Polenta Cookies
Torrone Sardo (Sardinian Nougat)
Torrone Sardo (Sardinian Nougat)
Chewy Chocolate Meringues
Chewy Chocolate Meringues
Baci di Dama (Chocolate-Filled Hazelnut Cookies)
Baci di Dama (Chocolate-Filled Hazelnut Cookies)

What's your favorite Italian cookie? Give us your bakery order in the comments!


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