Bacci di Dama
(½ dozen)


How about a kiss?

Baci di dama or “lady kisses” are small cookies from the Piedmont origin, specifically the city of Tortona where they were born about a century ago.

In Italy they are the symbol of sensuality, because they are two small pieces of dough reminiscent of two lips kissing, united by chocolate. Ah Italians! Delicate and sensual like their cookies!

Legend states that baci di dama were born from the imagination of a pastry chef of the House of Savoy in the fall of 1852 at the request of Prince Vittorio Emanuele II, who, eager to taste something new had asked his chef to create a new cake. The latter who only found almonds, butter, chocolate and sugar, was quick to create these cookies.