Baci di Dama, Italian Lady’s Kisses

Baci di Dama, Italian Lady’s Kisses

By 27/01/2013

Time for something delicious, time for something romantic:  time for Baci di Dama!

Italian Baci di Dama are crunchy little treats made with nuts, flour and butter and made to stick together with a kiss of dark chocolate.

They come originally from Tortona in Piemonte where the same recipe has been used for over 100 years.

A delicious treat, very easy to make and just so perfect for Valentines day!


  • Prep Time : 40 min + 30 min resting time minutes
  • Cook Time : 35 minutes



Chop the nuts finely then mix them up with the flour on your work surface

Add the diced butter, salt, sugar, vanilla essence and shape it quickly into a ball

Wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes

Take it out of the fridge and shape it into little balls of about 5 gr each

Put them onto a baking tray covered in baking paper. Cook in a hot oven at 160C for about 25 minutes until lightly golden

Take the biscuits out of the oven and let them cool down. In the meantime melt the chocolate by putting it into a bowl on top of a pot of simmering water

With a spoon stick the biscuits together with a few drops of the melted chocolate


I am entering my Baci di Dama into the weekly "Made with Love Mondays" hosted by Javelin Warrior.


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5 Responses to Baci di Dama, Italian Lady’s Kisses

    • Alida

      They are one of those classic Italian biscuits you want to try Claudia! Egg free and nutty, just so delicious!

  1. Javelin Warrior

    These are so cute, Alida! And I love how simple they are to make. The nuts are a tasty bonus with the chocolate. I can’t believe I’ve never seen these before… Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Mich Piece of Cake

    Hi Alida, the cookie dough reminds me of the cookies dough we use for our Chinese New Year cookies. Love the almonds in the cookies. And the chocolate makes it so luscious.

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