Here's our collection of traditional Italian cookie recipes - From amaretti to ladyfingers, cannoli shells, Italian butter cookies and more!
Italian cookie recipes are trending right now, and we can see why!
There's something to satisfy every palate, whether you prefer crunchy, chewy, or cake-like cookies.
And the best part about Italian cookies is that they all call for simple ingredients, and are incredibly easy to make.
Wheter you're sipping morning coffee, having a quick snack in the afternoon, or celebrating a special occasion, there's always a perfect Italian cookie to accompany the moment!
- Anginetti cookies - Italian Christmas cookies
- Amaretti cookies
- Pignoli cookies
- Mostaccioli cookies
- Ricotta cookies
- Italian butter cookies
- Pizzicati cookies
- Ricciarelli cookies - Italian Almond cookies
- Reginelle sesame cookies
- Italian S cookies - Biscotti a Esse
- Parmesan cookies
- Chocolate Amaretti - Chocolate almond cookies
- Baci di Dama - Hazelnut cookies
- Savoiardi - Ladyfingers
- Limoncello cookies
- Italian chocolate cookies
- Italian Cannoli
And if you're looking for more sweet recipes, check out my favorite Italian dessert recipes.
Anginetti cookies - Italian Christmas cookies
Also known as anginetti cookies or Italian wedding cookies, they have a soft cake-like texture and are topped with a delicious glaze.
Deliciously crisp on the outside and soft on the inside, amaretti are popular gluten-free Italian almond cookies.
Plus, they're made with just 3 ingredients, I mean, what's not to love?
If you’re looking for a dairy-free and gluten-free Christmas cookie to gift over the holidays, this traditional pignoli cookie recipe is the answer!
One of the best Italian Christmas chocolate cookies!
This authentic Italian mostaccioli cookies recipe calls for easy ingredients and no butter or eggs.
Ricotta cookies are one of the most old-fashioned Italian cookie recipes and a firm family favorite.
They have a cake-like texture, and a light lemon note, and are made without butter!
Italian butter cookies
With this authentic Italian butter cookies recipe, you can make 12 different cookies with just one dough. Perfect for your Christmas cookie tray!
Italian pinch cookies or pizzicati cookies are delicate and crumbly cookies filled with apricot jam (or your favorite jam).
They're perfect for Christmas breakfast or tea time!
Ricciarelli cookies - Italian Almond cookies
Traditional Ricciarelli cookies are soft and chewy Italian almond cookies made without butter and they're super easy.
Reginelle sesame cookies
These Italian sesame cookies are very popular in Sicily during the Christmas season, they have a lovely nutty flavor and crumbly texture.
Italian S cookies - Biscotti a Esse
Another popular Italian cookie recipe, these S cookies are super easy to make, you can serve them plain or dip them in chocolate!
Last but not least, if you're looking for a savory cookie recipe, try these Parmesan cheese cookies, they're delicious and made with just 3 ingredients!
Chocolate Amaretti - Chocolate almond cookies
Chocolate amaretti are Italian chocolate almond cookies that are naturally gluten-free, made with just 4 ingredients, and ready in 20 minutes!
Baci di Dama - Hazelnut cookies
Baci di dama are delicious Italian hazelnut cookies with a layer of chocolate in the center. They are easy to make with just 5 ingredients!
Savoiardi - Ladyfingers
Savoiardi or sponge cookies, are crisp and airy cake-like cookies shaped like large fingers. They're one of the star ingredients of Tiramisu'.
Limoncello cookies are popular Italian cookies and for all the good reasons. They have a cake-like texture and are packed with lemon flavor!
Italian chocolate cookies
With this classic Italian chocolate cookie recipe, you can make 12 or more different cookies with just one dough - Perfect for your Christmas cookie tray!
World-famous Italian cannoli consist of crispy fried cookie shells, which are then filled with a creamy, ricotta cheese filling.
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