Cookie | Biscotto

Biscotto. Mouth-watering baked treat.
Etymology: cookie in Italian comes from Latin biscoctus, “double cooked”.

Italy offers a vast array of cookies, and if you ever pay us a visit, make sure to taste them all!
I suggest: taralli, savoiardi, krumiri, cantucci, amaretti. I swear they are all delicious, so you’d better try them all! Watch your belly, though: they can be quite… calorici.

What does calorici mean? Find it out below!

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Il biscotto
The cookie

I biscotti
The cookies


Adjectives for cookie in Italian

A biscotto can be…

friabile
crumbly

integrale
whole wheat

dietetico
dietary

delizioso
delicious

duro
hard

croccante
crunchy

ripieno
stuffed

fatto in casa
home-made

industriale
packaged

I biscotti fatti in casa sono più buoni di quelli industriali.
Home-made cookies taste better than packaged cookies.

Questi biscotti sono così duri da spaccare un dente!
These cookies are so hard they could break your teeth!

I biscotti dietetici non contengono zucchero.
Dietary cookies don’t have sugar in them.

cookie in italian - biscotto friabile
Biscotti friabili
Crumbly cookies

Verbs for cookie in Italian

You can…

assaggiare
taste, try

infornare
bake, put in the oven

inzuppare
dunk

mangiare
eat

preparare dei biscotti
make some cookies

sgranocchiare
munch

vendere
sell

Tieni, assaggia questo biscotto!
Here, try this cookie!

Ho appena infornato i biscotti.
I’ve just put the cookies in the oven.


Other collocations for cookie in Italian

Barattolo dei biscotti
Cookie jar

Biscotti al cioccolato
Chocolate cookies

Biscotti alle mandorle
Almond cookies

Biscotto della fortuna
Fortune cookie

cookie in italian - fortune cookie
Biscotti della fortuna
Fortune cookies

Scatola di biscotti
Cookie box

Biscotti all’anice
Aniseed cookies

Biscotto da tè
Cookie for tea

Vassoio di biscotti
Plate of cookies


Other examples of cookie in Italian

Chi ha saccheggiato il barattolo dei biscotti?!
Who looted the cookie jar?!

Ho preparato dei biscotti al cioccolato, ne vuoi un po’?
I made some chocolate cookies, want some?

Adoro inzuppare i biscotti nel tè a colazione.
I love to dunk cookies in tea while having breakfast.

Mia mamma sa fare dei deliziosi biscotti ripieni alla fragola.
My mum can make some delicious strawberry-stuffed cookies.

Vendono una nuova marca di biscotti al supermercato, me ne prendi una confezione?
They are selling a new cookie brand at the supermarket, will you buy me a bag?


What next?

Click here to go to the cookie collocations interactive exercises!

Now that you’ve seen the most common collocations for cookie in Italian, you might want to keep learning Italian online with these free Italian resources:

If you like baking cookies and want to expand your Italian learning experience to the kitchen area, you might also be interested in getting a copy of the 501 ricette di biscotti e dolcetti book, as shown in the box below!

Title: 501 ricette di biscotti e dolcetti (501 recipes for cookies and small treats)
Language: Italian only
Publisher: Newton Compton Editori
Pages: 355

This manual offers a wide selection of practical and polished recipes that combine the need for delicacies with that for an healthy diet. Amonb many others, learn how to bake macaroons, egg biscuits, cat tongues. Discover the joy of making delicious treats with your own hands.
Italian language only, not suitable for language beginners!

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