2 lb bag
Imported Italian Cookies | Amaretti cookies were created by the Lazzaroni family in the Eighteenth century to celebrate the visit of the beloved Cardinal of Milan to the town of Saronna. Lazzaroni Amaretti are round, bitter/sweet almond cookies decorated with sparkling white sugar.
Amaretti di Saronno cookies go perfect with coffee, fine wine and after dinner liqeurs. According to legend, almost three centuries ago, the Cardinal of Milan unexpectedly visited the town of Saronno in Italy. To honor him, two young lovers, Giuseppe and Osolina, quickly baked up a mixture of sugar, apricot kernels, and egg whites, creating crisp, airy cookies with an unusual bittersweet flavor which they wrapped in pairs to symbolize their love. The Cardinal was delighted and blessed the young couple, who married and lived happily ever after. Since 1718 this ancient and secret recipe has been preserved by the Lazzaroni family. Unwrap a legend and begin your own happy ending. Try them crumbled over almost any dessert and you can get really adventurous by making a tiramisu cake with the cookies.