12 Delicious Italian Christmas Cookie Recipes To Make During The Holidays


source: The View From Great Island

My grandmother on my father’s side was Italian, so I was lucky enough to grow up eating homemade lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, risotto, and of course, classic Italian baking. Every year around the holidays, my grandmother would make each family member a tin of assorted Italian Christmas cookies. My cousins and I have carried on the tradition, and are still making her recipes today. If you’re looking for some tried and true, festive, and delicious Italian Christmas cookie recipes to whip up this holiday season, look no further than this list!

1. Amaretti

source: Mangia Bedda

Amaretti (or Italian almond cookies) are slightly crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside. Delicious!

2. Chocolate Toto Cookies

source: All Our Way

Chocolate toto cookies are traditional Italian cookies with walnuts, mini, chocolate chips, cocoa, and a hint of orange.

3. Pizzelle

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I’m willing to bet that anyone who’s Italian reading this list has had their fair share of pizzelle cookies. This traditional waffle-style cookie is prettily patterned and oh so sweet.

4. Italian Thumbprint Cookies

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