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Italian Desserts

Need Italian dessert recipes? Find easy to make Italian dessert recipes for your next meal or holiday gathering.

Spumoni Slices

Spumoni Slices

Spumoni Slices

My sweet rectangles get their name from the old-fashioned tri-colored ice cream. Our whole family prefers them.

Cardamom Almond Biscotti

Cardamom Almond Biscotti

Cardamom Almond Biscotti

These crunchy slices are requested often during the holidays, particularly by my husband. He likes to dunk them in coffee.

Chocolate Fruit N Nut Cookies

Chocolate Fruit N Nut Cookies

Chocolate Fruit N Nut Cookies

Filled with fruit, nuts, chocolate and loads of flavor, these traditional Italian treats hit the spot. We enjoy them at Christmas with a hot beverage.
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Italian Holiday Cookies

Italian Holiday Cookies

Italian Holiday Cookies

Many of our holiday traditions center around the foods my mother made while I was growing up. These cookies, which we called "Strufoli", bring back wonderful memories. —Sue Seymour, Valatie, New York

Sour Cream Biscotti

Sour Cream Biscotti

Sour Cream Biscotti

I got this recipe from my uncle's mother. These crisp cookies are perfect for dunking in milk or coffee.

Holiday Biscotti

Holiday Biscotti

Holiday Biscotti

A twice-baked Italian cookie, biscotti makes a wonderful "dunker". A pretty way to present a batch is on a Christmasy plate arranged in a wagon-wheel fashion.

Italian Horn Cookies

Italian Horn Cookies

Italian Horn Cookies

My family has been making these delicate fruit-filled Christmas cookies for generations. Light and flaky, they have the look of elegant pastry.

Lime Coconut Biscotti

Lime Coconut Biscotti

Lime Coconut Biscotti

My family loves this recipe! It’s great with that morning cup of coffee, delicious as an afternoon snack or after-dinner dessert. Citrusy and crunchy, not too sweet, it always hits the spot. —Diana Burrink, Crete, Illinois

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Espresso Syrup

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Espresso Syrup

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Espresso Syrup

White chocolate puts a delicious spin on traditional panna cotta. A coffee syrup draped over the top is simply fantastic.

Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

My family loves cannoli, but I don't love making the shells. This parfait is an easy way to enjoy the flavor without spending time baking the shells. —Anna Ginsberg, Austin, Texas

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Hazelnut Almond Biscotti

Pour a cup of coffee and indulge! Crisp, crunchy biscotti cookies are perfect for dunking. Hazelnuts and almonds make my favorite version even better. —Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, AZ
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