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’.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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!
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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.

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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!

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