Baci de Dame
This “kiss of a lady” is a Piedmontese delicacy that sandwiches 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.
A tender and delicious, yet unpretentious flour and butter batter is the foundation for our jelly cookies. We use unsalted butter in the dough because of its smooth, uncluttered flavor. Sugar for sweetness, fresh lemon peel for brightness, and extracts of vanilla and almond for their mellowing qualities all work together to make this a delicious cookie all by itself.
We sandwich a dollop of jelly—strawberry, raspberry or apricot— between two cookies for a festive, colorful treat that are traditional for special events such as birthdays, weddings and Christmas.
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.
Cake flour gives this traditional and much loved cookie a softness with a touch of crunch. 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.
Whole pistachios and cranberries provide an American take on an Italian classic. The pistachios give a rich flavor and extra crunch while the cranberries provide a light burst of tartness that pairs well with coffee on Easter morning. Also dipped in white chocolate.
The Chocolate nest is a dark chocolate shortbread filled and drizzled with white chocolate. Perfect for the occasion.
Shortbread Butterfly Hazelnut
A lemony shortbread butterfly lightly glazed with powered sugar glazing.