These Italian Almond Macaroons are an old family recipe passed on from my Italian grandmother. These cookies are a legacy in our family at Christmas time.

Grandma’s Italian Almond Macaroons

These Italian Almond Macaroons are an old family recipe passed on from my Italian grandmother. These cookies are a legacy in our family at Christmas time.

TRADITIONAL SICILIAN ALMOND COOKIES - The almond cookies are “a must” of the Sicilian culinary tradition. They are prepared with the Almond paste, called “pasta reale” in Sicily. The legend wants that the recipe was created in the XII century in the convent of the “Martorana” in Palermo and that his name is due to his goodness (worthy of a King!) . These fantastic cookies are as good as easy to do! Accompany them with a good tea, coffee or a glass of Marsala sweet wine. - desserts

Traditional sicilian almond cookies

TRADITIONAL SICILIAN ALMOND COOKIES - The almond cookies are “a must” of the Sicilian culinary tradition. They are prepared with the Almond paste, called “pasta reale” in Sicily. The legend wants that the recipe was created in the XII century in the convent of the “Martorana” in Palermo and that his name is due to his goodness (worthy of a King!) . These fantastic cookies are as good as easy to do! Accompany them with a good tea, coffee or a glass of Marsala sweet wine. - desserts

Italian Amaretti cookies - crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. A great, gluten-free way to use up those leftover egg whites.

Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Italian Amaretti cookies - crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. A great, gluten-free way to use up those leftover egg whites.

Italian Almond Cookies (Ricciarelli) and Tips for Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies on https://www.theculinarylife.com

Ricciarelli, Christmas Italian Almond Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Italian Almond Cookies (Ricciarelli) and Tips for Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies on https://www.theculinarylife.com

Italian Food ~ TRADITIONAL SICILIAN ALMOND COOKIES - The almond cookies are “a must” of the Sicilian culinary tradition. They are prepared with the Almond paste, called “pasta reale” in Sicily. The legend went that the recipe was created in the XII century in the convent of the “Martorana” in Palermo and that his name is due to his goodness (worthy of a King!) .

Traditional sicilian almond cookies

Italian Food ~ TRADITIONAL SICILIAN ALMOND COOKIES - The almond cookies are “a must” of the Sicilian culinary tradition. They are prepared with the Almond paste, called “pasta reale” in Sicily. The legend went that the recipe was created in the XII century in the convent of the “Martorana” in Palermo and that his name is due to his goodness (worthy of a King!) .

Here's a bunch of advice for making gluten-free Christmas cookies, plus a recipe for ricciarelli, amazingly tender gluten-free Italian almond cookies.

Ricciarelli, Christmas Italian Almond Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Here's a bunch of advice for making gluten-free Christmas cookies, plus a recipe for ricciarelli, amazingly tender gluten-free Italian almond cookies.

Italian Amaretti cookies - crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. A great, gluten-free way to use up those leftover egg whites.

Chewy Amaretti Cookies

Italian Amaretti cookies - crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside. A great, gluten-free way to use up those leftover egg whites.

Amaretti Morbidi Cookies ~ Little itty bitty soft Italian almond cookies. Nom! by Love and Olive Oil

Amaretti Morbidi Cookies

Amaretti Morbidi Cookies ~ Little itty bitty soft Italian almond cookies. Nom! by Love and Olive Oil

Cantucci are crunchy almond cookies from Tuscany. Very easy recipe, no butter and no oil!

Cantucci (Italian Almond Cookies)

Cantucci are crunchy almond cookies from Tuscany. Very easy recipe, no butter and no oil!

These cookies are very popular in Italian and Greek bakeries.  Made with pure almond paste, they pack so much flavor and texture (think chewy and crunchy at the same time) in a little package.  H...

The Best Almond Cookies ever!

These cookies are very popular in Italian and Greek bakeries. Made with pure almond paste, they pack so much flavor and texture (think chewy and crunchy at the same time) in a little package. H...

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