Biscotti tipici milanesi

Learn how to make traditional Italian biscotti tipici milanesi with this easy-to-follow recipe. These crunchy cookies evoke warm childhood memories and have inspired variations around the world.

I’m excited to share my recipe for biscotti tipici milanesi, a classic Italian treat that brings back fond childhood memories. These crunchy cookies are a staple in Milanese cuisine and have inspired variations around the world.

Growing up, biscotti tipici milanesi were a special treat that always made me feel cozy and nostalgic. There’s something about traditional foods like this that evoke warm memories of family and home.

Biscotti tipici milanesi have influenced many other cultures and cuisines, from the biscotti of Tuscany to the mandelbrot of Eastern Europe. These cookies have a rich history and have been adapted and reinvented in countless ways.

In my family, we always made biscotti tipici milanesi with almonds instead of hazelnuts. It’s a small variation, but it holds a special place in my heart and reminds me of my mother’s baking.

While making biscotti tipici milanesi may seem simple, the key to their deliciousness is in the attention to detail. From selecting the best ingredients to carefully measuring and mixing, every step counts.

Dificoltà Difficulty level: moderate
Tempo di cottura Cooking time: 45 minutes
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  • 300g flour
  • 200g sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 100g butter
  • 100g hazelnuts
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • Add the eggs, butter, and lemon zest, and mix until the dough is smooth.
  • Chop the hazelnuts and add them to the dough.
  • Form the dough into two long loaves and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 25 minutes, then remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Cut the loaves into slices and place them back on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until the cookies are golden brown and crispy.


Biscotti tipici milanesi are perfect with a cup of coffee or tea, or as a sweet snack any time of day.


For an extra touch of flavor, try adding a splash of vanilla extract or a sprinkle of cinnamon to the dough. And don’t forget to store your biscotti in an airtight container to keep them fresh and crunchy.

I hope you enjoy making and savoring these delicious biscotti tipici milanesi as much as I do. Buon appetito!