Saturday, July 2, 2011

Ladies' Kisses (Baci di Dama)

These delicious Italian cookies are perfect with a cup of coffee.

10 tbsp butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp almond extract
1 cup ground almonds
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 oz semisweet chocolate

In a large mixing bowl beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Add the egg yolk, almond extract, ground almonds, and flour. Beat until combined, scraping sides of the bowl occasionally. Chill the dough for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls with your hands. Place the balls 1 inch apart on a baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand on the baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool.
Melt the chocolate. Spread about 1 tsp of the chocolate on the flat sides of half of the cookies. Top with remaining cookies, flat side down. Let stand until chocolate is set.


  1. Very cute and very simply Italian!
    Reminds me of my time in Milan.
    A cup of espresso (un cafe) standing up in front the bar chattin up about life and a cookie on the side. :)

  2. these are simply adorable!!! who wouldn't want to eat these cookies?!! sooooooo cute!

  3. Ive seen these around a number of times but i dont think any of the others even came close to how adorably perfect yours look! Definitely going to give these a go some day, although they wont look half as good as yours im sure :)

  4. Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments.

  5. This cookies look lovely! I can see them as a great gift for someone on a little box!
    I loved them!
    your pictures are very pretty!