Lazzaroni Amaretti Cookies, Snap Bags (7 oz)
THE STORY GOES THAT THREE CENTURIES AGO THE CARDINAL OF MILAN UNEXPECTEDLY VISITED THE TOWN OF SARONNO. Two young lovers, to honor him, created a meringue cookie from a mixture of egg whites, sugar, and apricot kernels sprinkled with coarse sugar, then slowly and meticulously baked. The Lazzaroni family keeps this recipe a secret to this day at their headquarters in a former Franciscan cloister (chiostro) in the center of Saronno.
To this day, these light crunchy (croccanti) cookies contrast the bitter taste of almond and the sweetness of sugar. A pair of cookies are wrapped together in printed parchment, recalling the lovers of long ago. The cookies come beautifully packaged in a variety of nostalgic tins and boxes. Serve with a dessert wine like vin santo, espresso with tea or crumbled as a topping on creamy desserts like panna cotta or gelato.