Cantuccini (or Cantucci/Biscotti di Prato) are traditional Italian almond cookies from the region around Florence. They are baked twice – once in the whole loaf and then cut into pieces – which makes them keep extra long, but they are also extra hard. They are eaten, dunked into Italian dessert wine (Vin Santo) or hot beverages such as coffee or black tea.
Their long shelf-life makes them a great candidate for a present from the kitchen. Wrap them nicely and give them away with a bottle of dessert wine. The receiver can enjoy the Cantuccini even months later.