Chef Chuck's Italian Butter Cookies

Biscotti al Burro

A Mother's Day special, Italian butter cookies, a sweet treat for all the lovely Moms. These cookies are light, crisp and buttery. Dip in chocolate then coat with sprinkles, coconut, or even nuts.

Italian Butter Cookies
1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten

2 1/4 cups flour
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate
1/4 cup heavy cream

In a mixer cream butter and sugar together, add egg. On low speed add flour, salt, cream of tartar and baking soda. Form small balls and flatten or use a cookie press to form cookies, place on an un greased baking pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes. Makes about 5 dozen small cookies. In a double boiler melt chocolate and heavy cream, stirring to combine. Dip half the cookie in the chocolate and then into the sprinkles. Arrange on a plate and refrigerate till chocolate hardens. Store in an air tight container.


  1. These look like they're straight out of a bakery. I love the way you decorated them.

  2. Hi Chow Chow Linda, Thank you for the complement!

  3. Love the way these look!!

  4. Hello Ash, Glad you like!!
    Thank you, take care :)

  5. My favorite food hands down is ITALIAN!

    I also like the videos :)

    Look forward to your posts!


  6. This sure beats the bakery versions. Lovely!

  7. Hello Bridgett, Thank you so much they were delicious.

  8. Hello Baking is my Zen, ~Italian We Love~~
    Glad you enjoy the videos, thank you for your wonderful comment! :)