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Italian Cookies?

megm Aug 30, 2001 10:34 AM

A friend with slight chowhound tendencies recently took me to her favorite italian cookie outlet in Hartford... which no longer exists. I vowed to find equivalent cookies for her somewhere within a hour's drive of Boston.

I don't mean those little puffy pastel chemical-tasting
bits of margarine shortbread you can get at any Boston area bakery - I mean the REAL stuff. Those lovely small pastries filled with nuts and figs... the macaroons overwhelmed by toasted almonds... ah, bliss.

Any advice?


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    Joel Aug 31, 2001 09:57 PM

    Try Maria's bakery in the North End.

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    1. re: Joel
      zunzie Sep 1, 2001 07:44 PM

      One of the best Italian bakeries around is the Continental Bakery on Main Street in Everett. Their fig cookies are to die for.

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