Christmas Italian Recipe Italian Cookies Recipe


A traditional sardinian cookie with irresistible flavor.

Papassini – Sweet Italian (Sardinia) Cookies for the Holidays


  • 1 lb almonds , peeled
  • 3 ½ oz walnut kernels
  • 1 lb raisins
  • 2 cups saba – cooked grape must


Chop the almonds together with the walnuts, then add the raisins.

Mix everything with the saba, or cooked grape must.

Transfer everything to a pan and cook over low heat until the mixture thickens.

Stir while cooking.

Once the mixture is the right consistency, pour it out onto a damp work surface.

Level out the mixture with a spatula.

Use a knife to cut out rhombi or “papassinos.”

Place the cookies on a tray.

Sprinkle with sugar and let dry, covered with another baking dish, for a couple of days.

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