CNYEats A Taste of Utica Lady Kisses

by Joanne on February 26, 2012

Baci Di Dama or Lady Kisses. 


An Italian cookie made with finely chopped almonds with a smooth chocolate center. 


Posted by Loraine Piccione and found on page 158 of our book, A Taste of Utica.  Go ahead.  Indulge yourself in this little treat.   If the weather is too cold, maybe it’s too warm, your mood is blue, or your so happy you could visit your local Dunkin Donuts and buy every one a latte, whatever the situation, it’s the right time for this little “kiss”.

Makes 14 – 16 cookies


  • 1 cup almonds, chopped fine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened at room temp.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 oz butter

Preheat the oven to 350 F. 

Mix the almonds, sugar, butter, and flour to a smooth dough.

Roll into 1 inch balls and place on a greased baking sheet. 

Bake for 15 minutes.  Allow to cool.

Melt the chocolate.  Stir in the butter to a smooth melted mixture.

Dip the bottom of one cookie in the chocolate then press the bottom of another cookie into the chocolate to sandwich the cookies.

Place on waxed paper to cool.


*There may be a 2 week lapse in the Taste of Utica recipes, but don’t worry – we’ll be back and hopefully before Saint Patrick’s Day so you can enjoy the Baileys Chocolate Chip Cheesecake.

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  • At 2012.02.26 14:01, Catwoman said:

    Yummy! That’s what I’d call delicious! Pork larb is one of my favorites, although I don’t eat it very often. Thanks for sharing the recipe as well, I think I’m going to give it a try this weekend!

    • At 2012.02.26 14:47, James B said:

      These look so moorish. If I made these, they would not last long at all. Everytime I went past them, I would have to grab one….. or two!

      • At 2012.02.26 16:40, Kristina said:

        these look delicious! I’ve never seen a cookie like this before, I love that they’re light and flaky with a yummy chocolate filling, I’ll have to give this a try!

        • At 2012.02.27 09:07, Alison said:

          I’ve never seen cookies like this before either and agree with the rest – they look wonderful. I’m really exploring more with almonds too (love almond milk). Love the idea of making tiny little cookies so you can have one – or three – and they don’t look as heavy as some other kinds.

          • At 2012.02.28 07:38, claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine said:

            I would OD over these yum!

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