Italian Chocolate Cookies

Angela Pietrantonio


Chocolate Italian cookies are a tradition in my house for the holiday season. We make a day of it making them, this recipe makes dozens of them! You can freeze them in a tightly sealed freezer bag for months! Just thaw and ice them when your in the mood for a goodie!
From my own family's personal recipe!


★★★★★ 2 votes

About 6 to 7 dozen
20 Min
15 Min


  • 5 c
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1/2 c
    cocoa powder
  • 3 Tbsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
  • 2 c
    chopped walnuts
  • 4
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 c

  • 1 lb
    powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c

How to Make Italian Chocolate Cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Mix all dry ingredients and nuts in a large bowl until well blended. Beat the eggs, milk and oil together in a separate bowl; add to dry mixture and mix until well blended. Dough should be soft but not sticky, add small amounts of flour if needed to reach soft consistency.
  2. Roll dough into 1" balls and place on lightly greased baking sheets about 1" apart. Bake 12-15 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned, cool on racks.
  3. Icing:

    Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth.
    I prefer to use my food processor to blend this, it comes out like silk.

    You can choose to add your favorite extract for the vanilla also, and you could sprinkle them up pretty with the colored sprinkles, jimmies etc..

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About Italian Chocolate Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies Chocolate
Regional Style: Italian

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