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Baci Di Dama Baci Di Dama baci-di-dama Hi Guys! Today we have some little Italian cookies for you, called Baci Di Dama, literally translating to “Lady Kisses”. People all them this because they tend to look like dainty little pairs of lips, cute right? They also kind of resemble two people kissing, the way they’re all sandwiched together…again, precious. These cookies might originate from the Piemonte region of Italy, but you can really find them all over the country. I had these little cookies specifically when I was in Florence, although they were filled with a hazelnut flavored chocolate and made using almond meal/flour. Since sweet chestnuts are so common in Florence, and my only memory of these cookies are from that city, I decided to make these little cookies with a 50/50 blend of all purpose flour and chestnut flour. The chestnut flour works great in this recipe and totally imparts a lovely and slightly unique [chest]nuttiness to the cookies. Can’t find chestnut flour or don’t want to order it online? Not a problem, 100% all purpose works just fine, although you’ll lose the chestnut flavor and the texture of the cookies will be slightly more “biscuit” like. These are great with coffee and tea, but my favorite is serving them as apart of a mix dessert platter with tall glasses of champagne. Yum! These little cookies are tasty, super cute and really easy to make…so do it! ) Enjoy! xx, Jenny

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Baci Di Dama Cookies (“Lady Kisses”)
Serves 6 to 8

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup chestnut flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened and divided
1/3 cup superfine sugar (granulated will work fine)
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 ounce dark chocolate

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. In a mixing bowl, sift together the flours and salt. Set aside.
3. Place all but 1 tablespoon butter in a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or use a mixing bowl with a hand mixer) and cream until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
4. Scrape down sides of the bowl and continue to cream, gradually adding the sugar until fully incorporated. Add the almond extract and continue to beat together for about 30 seconds.
5. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until fully incorporated and the dough comes together.
6. Roll 1/2 teaspoon balls of dough and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet, gently pressing on the top to barely flatten the surface. Bake cookies for 10 to 12 minutes or until the cookies barely begin to brown. Allow cookies to cook completely.
7. Melt chocolate and stir in remaining tablespoon of butter until smooth.
8. Dab a small amount of chocolate onto the bottom center of a cookie and sandwich together with another. Repeat until all cookie sandwiches have been made.

  1. LEAH Not Specified Not Specified

    Woah! These look fantastic! I’ve never used chestnut flour – I’ll have to try it!

  2. sarah Not Specified Not Specified

    adorbs! and i kind of love the name “lady kisses”

  3. Madison Not Specified Not Specified

    these look and sound amazing! I wonder if I can’t find chestnut flour if I could use hazelnut flour or some other kind of pure nut flour.

  4. Valeria Not Specified Not Specified

    baci di dama are delicious, i love them. You ate them in Florence? They actually come traditionally from Piedmont, which is a region where there is an abundance of high quality hazelnuts –that’s why all cakes from there are hazelnut-based, including baci di dama. the hazelnut flour give them that unique crumbly texture and classic flavor that matches perfectly with the hazelnut cream filling, called crema alla gianduja.

    i like your chestnut version though, fascinating, a good twist for next fall!

    • Jenny Park Not Specified Not Specified

      Yes, I had them in Florence! The bakery shop owner I bought them from was actually from Piemonte and told me a brief history about the cookies, mostly about the name…not so much about the hazelnuts…neat! I switched it up to chestnut flour for more of a Florentine twist! :)

  5. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    These look so tasty! AND they’re just pretty and basically Valentines.

  6. Sue/the view from great island Not Specified Not Specified

    I love the styling and the photos, and these cookies look fun and easy to make. They also look like they would melt in your mouth!

  7. Michelle Not Specified Not Specified

    Those are so cute!!

  8. Elena Not Specified Not Specified

    Wonderful recipe! they’re my favourite ones!

  9. Heather (Heather's Dish) Not Specified Not Specified

    these could not be any cuter!

  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar Not Specified Not Specified

    These are so pretty! Love it!

  11. Maca Not Specified Not Specified

    These look amazing, are there any substitutes for chestnut flour? we can’t find it in Mexico

  12. Eileen Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve never even heard of these–but I certainly want some now! :)

  13. erin @WELLinLA Not Specified Not Specified

    Pretty little bites! Looking for more flour-alternative recipes. Thank you for sharing!

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    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

  15. Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau Not Specified Not Specified

    I’ve never had these before, but they’re so darned cute and round and perfect that I know these would be a favorite of mine.

  16. Diana Not Specified Not Specified

    These are absolutely adorable. And they don’t seem too difficult to make too. Such a great idea for a party dessert!

  17. PolaM Not Specified Not Specified

    I so loooove baci di dama! They are so deliciously crumbly!

  18. Beth Not Specified Not Specified

    These are so beautiful! And so perfectly rounded. Lovely!

  19. Karen Not Specified Not Specified

    Ya’ll are doing an awesome job!!! Your food looks WONDERFUL–can’t wait to try out some of these (actually I’m drooling while looking thru your posts LOL) & looking forward to your new posts. Thanks for the tasty treat ideas : )

  20. lolo Not Specified Not Specified

    i was looking for this cookies name
    thanks for recipe

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  24. Erin @ MyRecipes Not Specified Not Specified

    I spent a semester in Milan, and could never resist buying these when I passed a bakery! They’re completely addictive. That makes me scared to bake a batch at home… they’ll be gone in an embarrassingly short period of time.

  25. Terri Not Specified Not Specified

    I just made these yesterday. They’re fantastic. Thanks!

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    yum.. nice i like

  27. Karen Not Specified Not Specified

    Very tasty. I just made the cookies, didn’t do the chocolate.

    I also made my own chestnut flour–so that changes the recipe a bit: because there is more moisture in the flour and because I cannot get it as fine as bought flour would be probably because I am using just roasted chestnuts. So, I had to add more regular flour to stiffen it up and stop it from spreading out (though my husband really liked the flat cookies)

    They remind me of a sesame cookie I used to make.

  28. sewa mobil di malang Not Specified Not Specified

    I want to try to make it

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