Italian breakfast cookies, great for dunking!

Italian breakfast cookies, great for dunking!

By 22/02/2017

Sweet or savoury? What's your favourite breakfast?

I change regularly, from yogurt to fruit, toast, brioche and yes sometimes cookies! Today I am giving you a childhood breakfast recipe.

These traditional Italian cookies soft inside and crunchy on outside made with very simple ingredients are fantastic for dunking. They bring on so many memories as traditionally you dunk them into milk... pure heaven.. maybe old fashion these days but hey, these are the good simple things in life!

They are very easy to make and they won't take much time either, so this is something to try.

I have also tested them on gluten free flour and it works very well. You will just need to add a little bit more milk to combine the mixture well.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 15 minutes
  • Yield : 15



On your work top mix the flour with the egg, the sugar, the oil and the vanilla essence.

Working with your hands combine all the ingredients well. Add the milk and then gently knead to form a smooth dough. The mixture will be soft and a little moist, try not to add too much extra flour.

Make long shapes measuring approx 10 cm or 4 inch.

making Italian breakfast cookies

Roll them into granulated sugar then place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure you leave some space in between them as they will rise during cooking. Bake at 180C or 350F for approximately 15 minutes.

Italian Breakfast Cookies

Italian Breakfast Cookies

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13 Responses to Italian breakfast cookies, great for dunking!

  1. La cucina di Molly

    La mia colazione preferita: caffè-latte e biscotti o fette biscottate e marmellata! Adoro questi biscotti da inzuppo, proverò questa tua versione, bravissima! Un bacione!

    • Alida

      Si i biscotti classici sono sempre i piu’ buoni!

  2. Chiara

    le mie colazioni variano a seconda di dove mi trovo. A casa caffè, spremuta d’arancia e qualche biscotto, se sono in vacanza mi lascio consigliare ! Un bacione

    • Alida

      Si variare fa bene!

  3. speedy70

    Ottimi biscotti per l’inzuppo!!!

    • Alida

      I did.. just too many really!

  4. gloria

    Love these cookies Alida!! Look wonderful and delicious!”

  5. Anna

    Can we use All purpose flour instead of self rising or sift the all purpose flour?

    • Alida

      Hello Anna,
      Yes you can use all purpose sifted flour mixed with 2 tsp of baking powder.

  6. Balvinder

    I would love to start my day with these!

  7. Agness of Run Agness Run

    I love these crispy cookies, they could go really good with a cup of tea! Nice recipe, Alida!

    • Alida

      Thank you!

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