Recipe Time: Italian Cookies

posted on: Tuesday, February 22




  • I'm sure you've seen the pink and green Italian butter cookies that frequent the racks of pastry shops and delicatessens. Well, they happen to be my ALL TIME favorite cookies and I finally found a recipe that tastes like the ones you buy at the store! I whipped up a batch of these over the holidays and they are SO good. With a slight almond taste and yummy chocolate I can seriously eat an entire plate of these in one sitting — no joke! Find my version of the recipe below. Enjoy!

    3/4 cup sweet butter
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 large egg yolk
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 teaspoon almond extract
    2 -2 1/4 cups sifted flour
    8 ounces semisweet chocolate (optional)

    Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Cream softened butter. Mix in sugar thoroughly. Beat in egg yolk, and extracts until light and fluffy. Stir in flour by hand, 1 cup at a time, making a soft dough. Press cookies out following directions for your cookie press. Bake 8-10 minutes (depending on size) at 350°. Let cool completely on a rack.

    Melt 8 squares of semisweet chocolate over hot (not boiling) water. When melted, remove from flame but leave it over the hot water. Dip each cookie in hot chocolate, resting it on a long tined fork. It can be half dipped or bottom dipped or however you choose. Let set upside down on rack or waxed paper.

    Find the full recipe here.



  • 4 comments:

    1. those are the cutest cookies! i don't think i've ever noticed them before.

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    2. Wonderful! Do you happen to know the name of the italian cookie that has a crispy shell and a soft middle. tastes like almond. It is the best I can describe it. They are MY favorite!!! But if you don't live in New York... you can't really find them. IF you have the recepie, that would be even better!

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      1. Are you talking about Florentine cookies?

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    3. I found your recipe while searching for Italian cookies in the shape of little people with chocolate filling. I wonder if they're the same recipe. Thanks!

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