Italian Bocconotti Cookies
Enjoy a little La Dolce Vita at home and bake up a batch of these little Italian Bocconotti cookies.
Italians love their coffee and cookies. A Biscotti, Bocconotti, or Pignoli Cookie is the perfect treat to sit and eat while sipping an espresso or cappuccino. Bocconotti, is a word that literally means “small bites”. It’s the perfect accompaniment for coffee or tea because it's just the right size and not overly sweet.
These little treats are made in many parts of Italy but people say they originated in the Apulia region of Southern Italy. They are traditionally cup like cookies filled with jams or preserves, coco and ground nuts, which are covered with dough so they look like little pies. The ingredients are simple as with most Italian recipes.