Cassatelle: Chocolate & Ricotta Fritters
Love cannoli? Then you're going to adore cassatelle, fried half-moon pastries filled with sweet ricotta and chocolate chips. In this recipe, we walk you through how to make this delightful Sicilian pastry at home – it's easier than you think!
Nonno Oreste’s Peanut Torrone
The classic Italian nougat known as "torrone" gets reimagined with this traditional family recipe, which uses peanuts and rainbow sprinkles.
Nonna Rita’s Chocolate Cookies
Lightly sweetened with honey and cinnamon, these chocolate cookies get a second dose of decadence thanks to a rich chocolate icing.
Nonna Rita’s Honey Cookies
These oblong, crunchy Calabrese honey cookies are perfect for dipping in your morning cappuccino or afternoon espresso.
Cuccidati: Sicilian Fig Cookies
A Christmas tradition in Sicily, these fig-filled treats are essentially a grown-up version of fig newtons.
Popular throughout Germany, Austria, and Italy's Alto-Adige region, these spiced star-shaped cookies taste just like Christmas.
Delicate, crumbly, and packed full of almond flavor, amaretti morbidi, or "soft amaretti," are Italian cookies that you'll no doubt want to add to your holiday dessert tray.
Miniature versions of the sweet Italian Christmas cake called Pandolce Genovese, these cookies are dense, crumbly, and speckled with dried fruit in each bite.