Cookies con Amore
Handmade Italian Cookies
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Our favorite gluten-free cookies baked special for your sweet Mama.
$19.00 per lb.
Our gluten-free biscotti are made with a special blend of wheat-free flours. They are crumbly and crunchy rather than hard, making them edible without the need to dunk them in coffee (not that we don’t enjoy dunking!).
Every country has their own version of the wedding cookie. Our melt-in-your-mouth Wedding Cookies are unquestionably Italian with their lemon zest. But we’ve made the flavor more delicate by using fresh ground pecans rather than almonds in the shortbread.
When the cookies come out of the oven, we dust them with confectioners sugar making them as white as a bride’s dress and as light as her step towards her beloved.
Raspberry Linzer Cookies
Gluten-free flour and butter batter combines with fresh lemon peel for brightness and extracts of vanilla and almond for their mellowing qualities.
After a light dusting of confectioners sugar, we add a dollop of raspberry jelly for a festive, slightly tart treat that is traditional for special events such as birthdays, weddings and Christmas.
Baci Di Dama
Baci de Dame means “kiss of a lady” and this Piedmontese delicacy delivers by sandwiching fine Belgian chocolate between two hazelnut shortbread cookies. The Piedmont is famous for its hazelnuts; you are likely to find a hazelnut tree in each family’s backyard in this part of Italy.
We ground fresh hazelnuts into our shortbread batter making a course, nutty and buttery foundation for the chocolate. If you like Nutella, you’ll love this cookie.
Amaretti are delicious, chewy almond macaroons made without flour. We use fresh almonds, almond and macaroon paste and almond extract to give our amaretti a full and complex almond flavor.
Legend has it that a bishop from Milan paid a visit to the town of Saronno in Lombardy where a young couple presented him with some of their homemade almond macaroons. The bishop was so taken with the flavor of the cookies that he blessed the couple with a happy marriage and the cookies became a local favorite.
Gluten Free Nonnine
We use a special gluten-free cake flour to give this traditional and much loved cookie a softness with a touch of crunch. Lemon zest tempers the sweetness of the sugar (nothing tempers a grandma’s sweetness!).
This cookie brings to mind sweet memories of our nonna who used to dunk this cookie into her caffe latte in the morning. The flavor is subtle which allows it to pair well with coffee or tea.
Pecan or Hazelnut Nutella Sandwich
A delicate shortbread cookie filled with nutella.
Gluten free all-purpose baking flour (garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, white sorghum flour, fava bean flour), organic evaporated cane juice (sugar), unsalted butter, whole egg, yellow corn flour, whole natural almonds, semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), whole egg, whole dried hazelnuts, natural almond meal, raspberry preserve raspberry, corn syrup, fruit pectin, citric acid, sodium citrate) ,whole sesame seeds, macaroon paste (apricot kernels, sugar), egg white, pure cane powdered sugar (sugar. Corn starch), corn starch, semisweet chocolate chips (sugar, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, soy lecithin, vanilla), cocoa powder (alkali), white rice flour, water, baking powder (sodium acid pyrophosphate, sodium bicarbonate, cornstarch, monocalcium phosphate), natural vanilla, orange and lemon extracts, salt, xanthan gum and orange peel.
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Cookies con Amore
260 S. Pacific St. Suite #B1
San Marcos, CA 92078