Tag Archives: Italian Almond Cookies

Sicilian Almond Cookies with Cherries

These intense almond flavored cookies are slightly crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.  They are very easy to make and only require five ingredients. 

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Quaresimali Biscotti:  Almond Lenten Biscotti

Quaresimali Biscotti: Almond Lenten Biscotti

Quaresimali are almond cookies that were traditionally made during Lent (Quaresima).  There are many variations of this recipe but they are usually hard cookies that contain no fat and no egg yolks.  Quaresimali in parts of Northern Italy are alphabet shaped chocolate cookies without nuts.  I make these cookies year-round and add just a little […]

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Almond Cookies: Viscotti di Mènnula

Almonds are widely grown throughout Italy and used extensively in Sicilian cuisine.  The City of Agrigento hosts the spectacular Almond Blossom Festival, held each year during the month of February, amongst the back drop of the ancient Greek ruins of the Valley of the Temples.  It’s a folkloric celebration of the almond blossom signifying the […]

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