Italian Cookie Recipes
Most Italian cookie recipes use basic ingredients sold in your supermarket!
Want to make an award winning batch of authentic Italian cookies? It's not that tough - because there is no big secret!
We use the several basic ingredients over and over. Just follow any one of these Italian cookie recipes and you will rock your own world. You will NEVER want to purchase an Italian-pretender-cookie from a franchised bakery or market again!
What do I need to make true Italian cookies?
Usually three main things:
We use almond flavoring more than vanilla flavoring. And the big one that may seem foreign - anise extract or anise flavoring. (Anise is the flavoring that is similar to licorice - you may know it best in the traditional Italian biscotti.)
All of these main ingredients can be found your *normal* supermarket and picked up in your regular shopping trip! Good news, huh? No specialty shopping required!
Drop Cookie Recipes
Drop cookie recipes are when you literally drop the cookie dough on the cookie sheet. These Italian cookie recipes take no time to refrigerate or press into a molded shape.
Some of these are more complex in ingredients and some are super easy.
Almond Butter Cookies - very popular for Christmas Cookie Platters!
Breakfast Cookie Recipe
Brown Sugar Cookie Recipe
Best Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Caramel Cookie Recipe
CHEWY Ginger Cookies
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Chocolate Raisin Cookies
Coconut Macaroon Cookies
Date Cookie Recipe
Italian Fresh Fig Cookie Recipe
Lemon Cookie Recipe
Meringue Cookie Recipe
Ricotta Cheese Cookies
Sesame Seed Cookie Recipe
Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe
Cookie Bar Recipes
Cookie bar recipes are the cookies that are pressed into a pan - like brownies. They aren't dropped. And you don't get to shape them.
Apricot Bar Recipe
Cherry Chocolate Bars
Chocolate Cookie Bar Recipe
Double Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Lemon Squares Recipe
Lemon Shortbread Recipe
Peanut Butter Brownie Recipe
Baklava Recipe (Yes, I know these aren't "Italian" - but we do make them and eat them since Greece is our neighbor)
Rolled Cookie Recipes
Most of these rolled cookie recipes are the kind where the dough is refrigerated and then cut. BUT several call for the dough to be rolled in balls and either stay in balls or flatten with a glass. In other words, they aren't a drop cookie recipe and they aren't like brownies (cookie bar recipes).
Almond Butter Cookies
Chocolate Mint Cookies
Cinnamon Sour Cream Cookies
Eggnog Cookie Recipe
Bourbon Ball Recipe
Rum Ball Recipe
Which ones are the easy to make cookies?
I separated a list above into a list of the easier cookie recipes. These cookies are quick, easy and the ingredients can be found in a *normal* supermarket.
Easy To Make Cookies
A shortened list of the above cookies, for those who gotta make cookies NOW!
Most Italian Cookies In The Super Market Are Imposters!
Why do I say they are imposters? Because authentic Italian cookie recipes use butter and eggs as primary ingredients. It gives that rich base flavor. These usually go bad within days unless...
Super market cookies were made in an industrial bakery! These bakeries are miles away from your market. The mass impersonal bakeries use wee amounts of butter and eggs in their products to save money. To preserve the wee amount of real butter in those cookies, and the minute amount of eggs - the cookies were pumped with preservatives only a chemistry student can pronounce.
After the giant industrial machines place a colorful wrapper and a deceptive pretty label proclaiming the cookies as "Italian", they sit on the shelves (or a freezer) in the bakery morgue for weeks! Most are pure crap!
We pride ourselves in using the freshest ingredients possible. Which means using these cookie recipes you won't have them sitting around long.
Your cookies will be MUCH tastier and truly authentic with these recipes! You will have a batch of fresh Italian cookies from YOUR kitchen that beat any of the prepackaged grocery store cookies!
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Fathers Day - Cakes Cakes Cakes!
With Fathers Day coming, I can already tell you what my most viewed pages will be the week before ~ chocolate ~ chocolate ~ chocolate!
You do know women like chocolate too, right? For whatever reason, my chocolate recipes get a huge amount of views the beginning of June. Acouple of my favs are:
Recipe For Chocolate Cheesecake
Chocolate Buttermilk Cake
And if you wanna do what the popular kids do, these are my top five most viewed cake recipes:
#1 Best Tiramisu Recipe
#2 Almond Cake Recipe
#3 Yogurt Cake
#4 Lemon Pound Cake
#5 Italian Rum Cake
Have a lovely Fathers Day!
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Recipes on this site are from family cookbooks, family traditions, or intentional adaptations from traditional recipes to add an Italian flair. If a recipe was adapted or used from another cook - it is mentioned on the recipe page and the recipe author is given credit.