Italian Christmas cookie recipes

Italian Christmas cookie treats, Learn how to make classic Italian Christmas cookie recipes. Amazing recipes for Xmas but also great for any time of year

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Gluten Free Italian Christmas Cookie Recipes

Pignoli Cookies

Pignoli Cookies are slightly sweet, chewy cookie made from almond paste and covered with pine nuts. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.

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Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

These 5 ingredient cookies will become your new favourite sweet treat! When you bite through the crunchy exterior of these biscuits you will discover a rich, chewy interior. The dense texture that the almond meal provides is deeply satisfying.

Gluten-Free Almond Cookies

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Italian Almond Cookies

These Italian almond cookies are surprisingly quick and easy to make with five ingredients and they taste incredible! They make for especially great Christmas cookies and are naturally grain-free, gluten-free and dairy-free.

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Italian Almond Chocolate Cookies - Gluten Free

Italian Almond Chocolate Cookies are a deliciously chewy treat that’s naturally gluten free. Made with ground almonds and cocoa powder, these subtly sweet cookies are perfect for any occasion.

Italian Almond Chocolate Cookies - Gluten Free

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Pignoli Cookies - Italian Pine Nut Cookies

This easy recipe for Pignoli Cookies is the traditional way to make authentic Italian pine nut cookies. They are a soft and chewy cookie on the inside and have a slightly crispy texture on the outside. Easily gluten-free.

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Pignoli Cookies With Almond Flour

Pignoli cookies are naturally gluten free almond-flavored cookies. They are crunchy on the outside, super chewy inside and so addictive. A luxurious addition to your holiday table!

Pignoli Cookies With Almond Flour

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Flourless Soft Almond Cookies (Pasticcini di Mandorle)

Flourless Soft Almond Cookies (Pasticcini di Mandorle) can be soft like marzipan or baked a few minutes more for a slightly crunchy chew. Either way, these wondrous cookies are a real Italian treat! Made with only 4 ingredients, these delicious cookies are naturally gluten free

Flourless Soft Almond Cookies (Pasticcini di Mandorle)

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Amaretti Cookies

Chewy and airy, these are gluten-free almond cookies made with few ingredients. It’s a great way to use those leftover egg whites that have been in the fridge for a while. They are lightly colored, with a subtle almond flavor.

Amaretti Cookies

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Amaretti Cookies - Italian Almond Cookies

Soft amaretti (amaretti morbidi) are popular gluten-free Italian almond cookies made with just 3 ingredients. They are deliciously crisp outside and soft and chewy inside, making them one of the most loved Italian desserts.

Amaretti Cookies - Italian Almond Cookies

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Keto Biscotti Cookies

Sip a cappuccino and indulge in this sweet low carb keto biscotti cookie. This easy recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly

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Gluten-free Snowball Cookies

These Gluten-free Snowball Cookies are nutty, buttery in a melt-in-your mouth way. They are similar to shortbread cookies, but baked as little balls and double rolled in powdered sugar to turn them into perfect snow balls. If you are looking for any easy, gluten-free, dairy-free recipe without specialty box mix, this is the one for you.

A stack of ball-shaped cookies on a black plate. It is dusted generously with powdered sugar so they are white as snow balls. White and silver christmas ornaments are placed next to them.

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Vegan Italian Christmas Cookie Recipes

Vegan Chocolate Amaretti Cookies

These irresistible gluten-free, vegan chocolate amaretti cookies are incredibly easy to make. Crunchy on the outside, soft and crumbly on the inside, they are the perfect homemade cookies for Christmas!

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Chocolate Chip Teff Biscotti (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

Grab your cup of coffee and a Chocolate Chip Teff Biscotti for a few moments of at-home bakery bliss! A gluten-free, nut-free, allergy-free, and vegan healthy recipe so you can enjoy this Italian classic once again without sacrificing flavor or crunch!

Chocolate Chip Teff Biscotti (Gluten-Free, Vegan)

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Best-Ever Walnut Vegan Biscotti Recipe

If you are looking for vegan biscotti, chances are you are looking to elevate your teatime and may or may not have already tried it!

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Vegan Anise Pizzelle

These Vegan Anise Pizzelles are the perfect recreation of the classic Italian waffle cookie. Thin and crisp, these cookies are full of fun and bright flavor. A Christmas classic!

Vegan Anise Pizzelle

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Vegan Almond Cookies

These Vegan Almond Cookies are a revelation and I know that you will love them. Made with just 5 ingredients, they look and taste the same as their counterparts which are made using egg whites.

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Grandma’s Italian Butterball Cookies Recipe

If you are looking for authentic and delicious Italian butterball cookies, this is the recipe for you! In case you aren’t familiar, Italian butterball cookies are soft and buttery and melt in your mouth with ease! Despite the name, they are made using margarine, not butter.

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Gluten-Free Italian Anise Cookies (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

A traditional Italian cookie, these Gluten-Free Anise Cookies are so easy to make! They’re vegan, allergy-free, flavored with anise extract, and perfect for your holiday cookie platter! Soft and aromatic cookies with a sweet, subtle licorice flavor and simple icing glaze with sprinkles!

Gluten-Free Italian Anise Cookies (Vegan, Allergy-Free)

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Grain-Free Amaretto Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

The classic Italian cookie now as a healthy gluten-free, vegan, keto, and paleo recipe! Grain-Free Amaretto Cookies made with almond flour and no added sugars or oils will be a delicious addition to the dessert platter!

Grain-Free Amaretto Cookies (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Paleo)

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Italian Amaretto Almond Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

Don’t you just love it when you find that all-purpose cookie – the one you can serve any time of the year, and for any occasion? Whether it’s for a ladies tea, a Christmas cookie exchange, a hostess gift, or if you are in need of a cookie recipe that is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free – these Italian Amaretto Almond Cookies are it, my friends!

Italian Amaretto Almond Cookies – Gluten Free & Vegan

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Anise Cookies Recipes

Anise Cookies (Italian Anisette)

These anisette cookies will have all your guests swooning. These classic Italian goodies are a holiday favorite, make a batch for your next gathering!

Anise Cookies (Italian Anisette)

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Italian Anise Cookies

A recipe for soft and chewy Italian Anise Cookies (a.k.a. Italian Christmas Cookies) that have the classic licorice flavor everyone loves.

Italian Anise Cookies

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Pignoli Cookies Recipe

Pignoli Cookies – With or Without Almond Paste!

These pignoli cookies are incredibly quick and easy to make and are a typical Italian cookie with a crisp exterior and chewy interior. They can be made with or without almond paste and there’s even a paleo option. Regardless of which version you make, there are only five ingredients!

Pignoli Cookies – With or Without Almond Paste!

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Italian Almond Cookies Recipe

Italian Almond Cookies

These Italian cookies are soft, almond flavored cookies topped with icing and colorful sprinkles. A classic dessert that’s perfect for the holidays or any other special event.

Italian Cookies

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Italian Wedding Cookies Recipes

Italian Wedding Cookies

This Italian Wedding Cookies Recipe is the only one you’ll ever need! Foolproof and delicious, this recipe uses just 6 ingredients to make wonderful, melt in your mouth Italian cookies

Italian Wedding Cookies

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Italian Wedding Cookies Recipe

Easy and quick, this is the best Italian wedding Cookies recipe ever. Loaded with walnuts and hazelnuts and coated in fluffy powder sugar like a snowball, these Italian cookies melt in your mouth and are sure to steal everybody’s heart!

Italian Wedding Cookies Recipe

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Italian Wedding Cookies

Italian wedding cookies are easy buttery and nutty cookies made with 6 simple ingredients in just 30 minutes. The texture of these cookies is amazing (similar to shortbread), and they literally melt in your mouth!

Italian Wedding Cookies

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Soft Italian Chocolate Cookies Recipe

Soft Italian Chocolate Cookies

Soft Italian Chocolate Cookies. A simple name for special, soft, cake-like cookie, with mini chocolate chips or chocolate raisins inside, topped with crisp vanilla icing. Golden sugar adds sparkle and flair.

Soft Italian Chocolate Cookies

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Salted Chocolate Espresso Nut Clusters Recipe

Salted Chocolate Espresso Nut Clusters

If you’re looking for a last-minute holiday recipe to bring to a party, look no further! No need to make a batch of cookies when you can whip up these salted chocolate espresso nut clusters. Chocolate + Coffee + Nuts are the perfect holiday treat!

Salted Chocolate Espresso Nut Clusters

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Baci di Dama Recipe

Baci di Dama

These Baci di Dama cookies are melt-in-your mouth and so buttery. Sandwiched with dark chocolate, these cookies are the ideal accompaniment for your cup of coffee or tea.

Baci di Dama

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Cannoli Cookies Recipe

Cannoli Cookies - Italian Ricotta Cannoli Cookie

Cannoli Cookies are made with all of the cannoli flavors you love in a light and fluffy ricotta cookie! With pistachios, chocolate, orange zest, cinnamon and nutmeg, this Italian cookie is sure to be your new favorite.
Cannoli Cookies - Italian Ricotta Cannoli Cookie

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Bittersweet Chocolate Spice Mostaccioli Recipe

Bittersweet Chocolate Spice Mostaccioli

This delightfull Itailian Cookie is full of amazing infreadients. Enjoy tastes like cinnmon, cloves, nutneg, orange, chocolate and hazlenut.

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Crostoli Recipe

Crostoli

Crostoli are a crispy fried Italian pastries which are popular during Carnevale and many other holidays. So light and flaky, Italian crostoli just melt in your mouth. Try stopping at just one – it’s impossible!

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Italian Thumbprint Cookies - Fig Spread And Almonds Recipe

Italian Thumbprint Cookies - Fig Spread And Almonds

Italian Thumbprint Cookies are made using delicious fig spread and crunchy almonds. Experience classic Italian flavors in this updated traditional thumbprint cookie recipe.

Italian Thumbprint Cookies - Fig Spread And Almonds

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Pizzelle Recipes

Pizzelle Recipe

This pizzelle recipe is flat crispy vanilla flavored cookies that are baked in an iron, then finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. A classic Italian dessert that’s perfect for parties and gift giving!

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Pizzelle

These thin, crisp, lightly sweetened Italian cookies are made with a special cookie iron. They’re perfect for making and gifting, especially around the holidays! Recipe includes a how-to video!

Pizzelle

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Classic Anise Pizzelle – The Best Pizzelles

Easy waffle cookies, great with coffee or tea and perfect for the holidays
Classic Anise Pizzelle – The Best Pizzelles

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Authentic Italian Pizzelle Recipe

Delicate, crisp, and light, these beautiful and tasty Italian Waffle Cookies are known as Pizzelle and similar to Norwegian Krumkaker. Anise is the most common Authentic Italian Pizzelle recipe flavor.

Authentic Italian Pizzelle Recipe

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Anise Pizzelle Recipe

Golden brown, thin and crispy pizzelles are a MUST for any holiday cookie tray.

Anise Pizzelle Recipe

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Lemon Pizzelle Recipe

This lemon pizzelle recipe is a citrus variation of the classic pizzelle recipe and a delicious addition to your Christmas cookie recipe box. Thin and crisp, pizzelles are a classic Italian cookie and are a favorite to take to holiday cookie exchanges.

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Biscotti Recipes

Pumpkin Biscotti - White Chocolate Drizzle

Pumpkin Biscotti drizzled with white chocolate make the best fall treat! Get all of the pumpkin spice flavors you love in these easy to make pumpkin biscotti that are perfect dipped in hot coffee.

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Cranberry Orange Biscotti

There is something irresistible about biscotti. Crispy, buttery and perfect for dunking in espresso or hot chocolate there a few things better than good biscotti. Flecked with tart dried cranberries, bright orange zest and drizzled with white chocolate these biscotti exude coziness.

Cranberry Orange Biscotti Recipe

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Cranberry Orange Biscotti

You’ll love this crunchy cranberry orange biscotti recipe that is delicious yet so easy to make! These twice-baked Italian cookies are perfect as a special holiday gift!

Cranberry Orange Biscotti

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Lena’s ‘Biscott’ – Biscotti made even more simple!

A perfect cookie for the holidays or for any day with some coffee! Bake only once for softer Biscotti

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Pumpkin Biscotti

These pumpkin biscotti are packed with pumpkin flavour and dipped in chocolate. They are crispy but not hard, perfect for dipping into coffee or hot chocolate. The biscotti are easy to make – all you need is a large bowl and a wire whisk. No electric mixer needed! You probably have everything you need to make this recipe in your pantry anyways!

Pumpkin Biscotti

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Banana Walnut Biscotti

This Banana Walnut Biscotti recipe is reminiscent of banana bread with its sweet aroma and uses up any overripe bananas that may be sitting out on the counter.

Banana Walnut Biscotti

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Biscotti (Small Batch)

Pumpkin meets Italy with pumpkin biscotti studded with semisweet chocolate chips – a perfect companion to dunk in your coffee.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Biscotti (Small Batch)

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Spiced Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti with White Chocolate

The best ever Spiced Pumpkin Walnut Biscotti with White Chocolate! Crisp and simply delicious biscotti, made with super simple ingredients. All the baking basics, plus pumpkin puree, crunchy toasted walnuts, and, of course, plenty of pumpkin spice!

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Ricotta Cookie Recipes

Lemon Ricotta Cookies (Biscotti alla Ricotta Morbidi)

Lemon ricotta cookies are a fabulous way to use ricotta, but you may find yourself buying ricotta simply to make more of these delectable bites of goodness!

Lemon Ricotta Cookies (Biscotti alla Ricotta Morbidi)

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Easy Ricotta Cookies

Ricotta cookies are classic Italian cookies usually served at Christmas, Easter and other special occasions. These soft, easy ricotta cookies are so light and moist almost like eating a soft sponge cake. Not only are these light in texture, these are light in calories too! With only 66 calories in each cookie, there’s no need to feel guilty when you sneak in that extra piece.

Easy Ricotta Cookies

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Italian Ricotta Cookies

Soft, super moist Italian ricotta cookies are an incredibly easy-to-make classic holiday cookie that’s also incredibly delicious! Tender, sweet, yet slightly tangy cookies are covered with a bright lemon glaze and then topped with festive sprinkles!

Italian Ricotta Cookies

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Ricotta Cookies

Moist and soft Italian Ricotta Cookies that have a texture similar to cake. Glazed with a simple silky smooth vanilla glaze, and decorated with colorful sprinkles, you will love these delicious cookies!

Ricotta Cookies

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Italian Christmas Cookies with Figs & Walnuts Recipe

Italian Christmas Cookies with Figs & Walnuts

Filled with figs, walnuts, raisins, rum, and other goodness, these Italian Christmas Cookies (Cuccidati) are traditionally made on various holidays with Christmas being the peak season but they are perfect any time of the year!

Italian Christmas Cookies with Figs & Walnuts

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Italian Lemon Cookies - Anginetti Recipe

Italian Lemon Cookies - Anginetti

Soft, pillowy, and filled with lemon flavor, these Italian Lemon Cookies (Anginetti) are perfect for any occasion. They are not too sweet and have a hint of vanilla you will love. Perfect with a cup of tea or coffee!

Italian Lemon Cookies - Anginetti

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Italian Butter Cookie Recipe

Italian Butter Cookies

Authentic Italian butter cookies – you can make 12 different cookies with just one dough – Perfect for your Christmas cookie tray!

Italian Butter Cookies

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Amaretti Cookie Recipe (Soft Amaretti) Recipe

Amaretti Cookie Recipe (Soft Amaretti)

Delicious and easy Amaretti Cookie recipe using Amaretto Liqueur and almond flour. This traditional Italian cookie is so tasty and easy to make!

Amaretti Cookie Recipe (Soft Amaretti)

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Italian Canestrelli Cookies Recipe

Italian Canestrelli Cookies

Canestrelli cookies are a little bit like shortbread but lighter, with more of a crunch, and a more in-depth flavour. These Christmas cookies are from Italy’s Liguria region, and are buttery tasting with delicious lemon fragrance evident in every bite. You will want to add these Italian cookies to this year’s Christmas baking or holiday baking plans.

Italian Canestrelli Cookies

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Italian Almond Paste Cookies Recipe

Italian Almond Paste Cookies

Italian Almond Paste Cookies, also known as almond macaroons, are a soft, chewy, and highly addictive delight perfect for Christmas or Passover. Only four ingredients are required to make this flourless cookie recipe!

Italian Almond Paste Cookies

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Spiced Eggnog Cookies Recipe

Spiced Eggnog Cookies

Sweet, chewy, and soft. These Spiced Eggnog Cookies are the best for celebrating the holidays! Made with spiced eggnog and topped off with an eggnog icing drizzle, this holiday dessert recipe is melt-in-your-mouth perfection. Whether you’re making memories with your family this holiday season or looking for a sweet treat full of holiday flavor, these Eggnog Cookies are delicious!

Spiced Eggnog Cookies

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Cucidati (Italian fig cookies) recipe

Cucidati (Italian fig cookies)

These cucidati have a delicious fruit filling wrapped in a buttery cookie with a flourish of lemon frosting and sprinkles on top. It’s no wonder these Italian fig cookies are a favorite for Christmas and special occasions.

Cucidati (Italian fig cookies)

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Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies Recipe

Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies

Old fashioned snowball cookies are one of those must-haves during the holiday season. They are buttery, nutty, and have a melt-in-your-mouth texture

Old Fashioned Snowball Cookies

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Frappe or Cioffe - Italian Bow Tie Cookies Recipe

Frappe or Cioffe - Italian Bow Tie Cookies

Frappe or Cioffe are traditional Carnevale Italian bow tie cookies, for lack of a better name. The fried, slightly sweetened dough turns as light as angel wings, and tastes just as heavenly, especially with a dusting of powdered sugar!

Frappe or Cioffe - Italian Bow Tie Cookies

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