Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes
Christmas Recipes

Italian Recipes

Italian Recipes
Italian Recipes

Dessert Recipes

Dessert Recipes
Dessert Recipes

Cuccidati-Sicilian Fig Cookies - #foodmemory

Cuccidati, also known as Sicilian Fig Cookies are traditionally served during the holidays, especially Christmas.The sweet dough is similar to that of a butter cookie and the filling is a mixture of dried figs, raisins, almonds, chocolate, jam, honey, and spices. The perfect cookie to give as a gift! #christmas #siiciliancookies #cuccidati #figcookies #dessert

There are many cookies we like to bake here at Christmas time. There is one that is my most favorite: i cuccidati! They are Sicilian Christmas cookies also known as ‘buccellati’.


Italian Lemon Knot Cookies-Taralli al Limone

Typically made at Christmas, these Lemon Knot Cookies soft and full of lemon flavor. One of our favorite Italian cookies! #christmas #tarallucci #lemonknotcookies #cookies
Christmas baking is at a feverish pace here at our Italian baking headquarters.  We are baking fiends after Halloween leading all the way up to the week of Christmas. One cookie that is a staple in our home is taralli al limone, or Italian lemon knot cookies.


Pitta 'Mpigliata-Calabrese Fruit and Nut Pastry

Baking cookies and different breads for Christmas is what we love to do the most! Pitta 'Mpigliata is a typical Calabrian holiday pastry. These pretty rosettes are so festive with the colorful sprinkles.


St. Lucy Saffron Buns

I baked these gorgeous Saffron Buns for St. Lucy Day, which is tomorrow! Saint Lucia (or Saint Lucy) is a symbol of hope and light in dark times.


Nocatole-Calabrian Sweet Fritters

This is my Italian mother-in-law's very special recipe for Nocatole-Calabrian Sweet Fritters! It is a typical sweet fried dough from Calabria, Italy that is sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. Italian donuts that are enjoyed on special occasions or just because! #donuts #christmas #nocatole #calabria #italianrecipe #italianfood #baking

My in-laws and some other family members were here from Italy for a month. Most days with my mother-in-law, we discussed what to make for lunch or dinner and talked about food in general. Just before Memorial Day, she decided to make these nocatole (Calabrian sweet fritters).


Chocolate Crackle Cookies

One of our most loved Christmas cookies. Chocolate Crackle Cookies have a brownie like center and a soft crisp outside. Add these delightful cookies to your Christmas cookie tray! #baking #cookies #christmascookies #dessert #chocolate

There are some cookies that are holiday staples. The holidays are not complete unless we make our favorites, like these delightful Chocolate Crackle Cookies!

Cranberry Almond Biscotti

The holidays are the perfect time to get out your favorite cookie recipes and even try something new! We bake biscotti all through December at least once a week. These Cranberry Almond Biscotti are delicious and what you should add to your Christmas cookie tray.


Bundt Panettone

Eating panettone is something I remember since I was a little girl celebrating Christmas in Sicily and here in Florida. Christmas just wouldn’t seem the same without a slice of fluffy panettone. I know not every child loves the candied fruits in it. I was one that did and looked for slices with extra pieces of the citrus bites. This panettone Bundt recipe is so easy to make and loved by all!