Italian Cookies Recipes


Horseshoes cookies, I know, are a classic of dry pastry, but they are so good that it is impossible not to talk about them!

You can find them practically everywhere, they are a must on holiday tables or buffets for birthdays and various celebrations.





PREP TIME: 20 minutes

REST TIME: 1 hour

COOK TIME: 8 minutes

TOT TIME: 1 hour and 30 minutes


  • 2½ cups  of bleached all porpouse flour
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp of margarine
  • 3/4 cup of confectioners sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla


Bring margarine to room temperature and put it in a bowl with confectioners sugar.


Mix all toghether for some minutes.

Add baking powder, vanilla and egg and keep mixing.

Add flour little by little and keep mixing until mixture is smooth.

Make a ball with your hands and cover it with plastic wrap and put it in the fridge for 1 hour.

Make stripes of 0.5 cm / 0.19 inch with the dough. Then cut the stripes and make horseshoe shape.

Put cookies on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake at 180 °C / 356 °F for 8 minutes.

Let cookies cool.

Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler (bain marie) and then dipp the cookies in it.

Lay cookies on a baking rack and rest them until chocolate harden.

You can stored the cookies for up two weeks in an airtight container or in a cookie jar.

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