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Italian cuisine: Novara cookies

Italian cuisine: Novara cookies

  • WTI Magazine #151 May 21, 2022
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Biscottini di Novara are lightweight cookies from Novara (Piedmont, Italy). They have an airy and crumbly texture, a rectangular shape with rounded corners, and a golden color. The only three ingredients used to prepare these delicious cookies are wheat flour, sugar, and eggs.

Biscottini di Novara are extremely light and easy to digest because there are no fats added to this recipe. The original Biscottini di Novara are produced by Biscottificio Camporelli since 1852.


2 cups flour type 00, sifted

1  1/4 cups granulated sugar

4 whole eggs plus 1 egg yolk

granulated sugar, sprinkle

powdered sugar, to dust (optional)


– Preheat the oven to 350 F degrees.

– With a hand or stand mixer, beat eggs and sugar at medium speed until smooth and creamy.

– Reduce the speed, then add the flour little by little until incorporated.

– Place the cookie batter into a piping bag fitted with a plain round piping tip.

– Pipe the batter over a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, shape into sticks 3 inches long (8 cm) keeping them two inches apart.

– Let the batter rest for 10 minutes, then sprinkle with granulated sugar.

– Bake for 5 minutes or until slightly golden.

– Allow cooling completely before serving.

– If desired, dust with powdered sugar.