How to Cook Italian Christmas Cookies Recipe

Something about Cookies:
A cookie is a typical US term referred to describe a small, flat, baked sweet food item, which is also commonly known as biscuit in most English-speaking countries other than the US, however, both the words, cookies and biscuits are used to describe this baked sweet food item, in some remaining regions of the world.

Cookies are such baked sweet food items that can be produced in bulk as well as in small quantities in bakeries and/or even households at times. Cookies are often served with beverages such as milk, coffee or tea.

There are different varieties of cookies and the cookie variants include the one that is formed by using two thin cookies being filled with a creme in between those thin cookies and then getting the cookie dipped in chocolate or some other sweet coating.

The ingredients commonly used to make this small, flat, baked sweet food item by name cookie are flour, eggs, sugar, and either butter, cooking oil or some other similar oil or fat along with an often inclusion of some additional ingredients something like raisins, oats, chocolate chips and/or nuts.

As it is already said that the cookies are made in a wide variety of styles and are commonly baked until crisp or just long enough that they remain soft and the softness of the cookie will depend on the time spent for the baking of that particular cookie.

A bit about Christmas Cookies:

Christmas Cookies:

Though different flavors may be used based on family traditions and individual preferences in the making of the cookies, but usually the Christmas cookies are the traditionally sugar biscuits and cookies that are cut into various shapes related to Christmas.

Now, let us go through some of most popular Christmas Cookies:

Popular Christmas Cookies:

Ginger Bread
Sugar Cookies
Five cone shaped Krumkaker

Information about Italian Christmas Cookies:

Italians always celebrate the Christmas – the festival of joy and happiness, as same as the people all over the world do. In other words for most of Italians, holidays mean spending time with the whole family, building a presepio (nativity scene) and cookies… lots of cookies.

Though there are lots of cookies available in Italy, here in this article we have tried to suggest the names of some popular as well as traditional Italian Christmas cookies and they are as below:

Occhi di Bue
Baci di Dame
Brutti e Buoni
Aniseed Biscotti
Scarpe di Cavallo
Tarallucci di Natale
Walnut Crescents cookies
Amaretti con frutta corretti
Vanilla Sable/Chocolate Sable
Caragnole (Italian Holiday friter)
Ferratelle (Pizzelle, flavoured with lemon)
Caragnoli (Rose wheels Italian Christmas fritters)
Calcioni al cioccolato (Italian fritters stuffed with chocolate)
Crispelli di Natale (Christmas fritters, with yeast, raisins and topped with table sugar)

After going through some of the details about the cookies, Christmas Cookies and ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’, now it is the time for all of us to enter into the details of a simple, easy but the effective recipe by which you can make your favorite ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’ and thereby to enjoy the amazing taste of a very popular Italian dish as well as to have the balanced nutrients per serve:

So, if you are planning to host a party and whatever your plans may be about the ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’ to serve, but it is always better to start your party off right with the perfect party food ideas.

Though there are virtually lots of ‘Italian Christmas Cookies recipes’ to choose from, but you have to choose the one that can help you in the preparation of such an imaginatively delicious one out of all others that the most of the guests might not have come across in any of the parties that they have attended till then.

If you follow this process of imagination and creativity, then you as a host can get and make delighted your guests with new flavors and ideas of the delicious ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’ and thereby certainly can have a “wow” from your guests as and when they have their very first bite, so that you as a host can be well satisfied.

So, if you too are eager to have such a pleasant hosting experience and then come, join us to know about the recipe for the ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’. So, let us move on to get into the detailed process of preparation of an easy, innovative, impressive and perfect version of ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’ – one of the delicious Italian dish:

Now, let us know all about the essential ingredients as well as the time required for preparation and cooking.

Time for Preparation: 20 minutes.
Time for Cooking: 10 minutes.
Total Time required for the delicious, crispy cookies by name ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’ to get readied: 30 minutes.
Yield: 24 Cookies.

Essential Ingredients for:

01. Eggs: 4.
02. Sugar: 1 Cup.
03. Butter: 1/2 Cup.
04. Water: 6 Teaspoons.
05. Vanilla: 2 Teaspoons.
06. Flour: 3 and 1/2 Cups.
07. Baking Powder: 4 Teaspoons.
08. Confectioners’ Sugar (Sieved): 2 Cups.


Step 1: Sieve the Ingredients like flour, sugar and baking powder.

Step 2: Cream butter and sugar, beat in eggs and then add vanilla as well as the dry ingredients.

Step 3: Now, knead and add flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to hands.

Step 4: Pinch off dough, form a log by rolling your hands and then twirl into shape, so as to place on greased cookie sheets to bake at 375 for about 10 minutes and mix the other ingredients until creamy.

Step 5: The final step of this whole process is to dip the so prepared cookies into icing and sprinkle with trim and then place on wire rack with wax paper on counter to collect the dripping icing and sprinkles.

That is all! Your favorite, an easy, innovative, impressive and the perfect party dish by name ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’ are ready to serve.

All in all, we assure you that a party-perfect ‘Italian Christmas Cookies’ Recipe, like the above one, can make you as a host and also your beloved guests well entertained, which can ultimately let you up to enjoy the fruits of the effort that you have put and the commitment you have shown till the end of the party.

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