Baci di Dama "Lady's Kisses" Cookies - 7.05 oz
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Baci di dama, meaning lady's kisses, are traditional hazelnut butter cookies with a layer of chocolate-hazelnut spread sandwiched between them. They originated in pastry shops in Tortona, Piedmont (famous for its hazelnuts), in the second half of the 19th century. The name of these cookies refers to their visual appearance, since it is reminiscent of two mouths kissing, or the mouth of a lady (ladies didn't use to open their mouths while kissing, as it was considered rude). Baci di dama is often used as a holiday cookie, and they are sometimes even referred to as the Italian version of popular Oreo cookies.