There's nothing better than a tray full of Christmas cookies, or baking cookies with your kids to gift in nice cookie boxes to friends and family. If you enjoy baking and making Christmas cookie boxes, this list of traditional Italian Christmas Cookies will be perfect for this year's holiday baking!
Soft, crunchy, chewy, sticky. We love all kinds of Christmas cookies! And if you're tired of the same old cookies and want to change it up this year to surprise your friends and family, you need to try these traditional Italian cookies!
From north to south, each region has its own traditions, especially around the holidays. While some recipes are now spread and common all throughout Italy, some are still very bound to its regional traditions and each family has its own secret recipe.
These recipes travel from family to family, to bring the Italian flavors and Christmas cheers to your home too.
If instead, you want to try worldwide, check also these 15 Christmas Cookies from around the World.
Traditional Italian Christmas Cookies
- Traditional Italian Christmas Cookies
- "Ricciarelli" Tuscan Almond Cookies
- Italian Simple Sugar Cookies
- "Struffoli" Honey Balls
- "Canestrelli" Egg Yolk Cookies
- "Cuccidati" Fig Cookies
- Anisette Cookies
- Pignoli Cookies
- Ricotta Cookies
- Glazed Italian Christmas Cookies
- Amaretti Cookies
- Bonus Recipe - Chocolate Orange Biscotti
- Useful tools you may need to make Christmas Cookies
Bonus Recipe - Chocolate Orange Biscotti
Useful tools you may need to make Christmas Cookies
Cookies come in all shapes and form but below list of tools may come useful to make your cookies quicker and easier and be able prepare double batches in no time to gift to your friends, neighbors, and family.
- A reusable silicone baking mat. If you plan on baking lots of cookies, the best way is to have these silicone baking mats which can be reused many times and can be easily cleaned.
- Christmas cookie cutters. It's not Christmas without some sugar cookies. You can make them with your kids, decorate, frost or leave them as they are. These cookie cutters have an easy grip perfect for kids and all the fun Christmas shapes.
- Cookie baking sheets. The best way to make double batches of cookies, is to have double of everything so you can get your cookies ready on multiple sheets while the first batch is baking.
- Cooling racks. And of course, to ensure soft and chewy cookies, you must have cooling racks ready! This amazing 3 tier cooling rack is collapsible and takes no space when you don't need it.
- Christmas cookie boxes. If you plan on gifting cookies to your loved ones, the best way is to present them in these adorable Christmas themed cookie boxes!
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Happy Holidays and Happy Baking!