One of my stops at the Boston Wine Expo was at a booth with samples of various Italian cookies. This booth was run by Sweet Santangelo's, located in Woburn.
Sweet Santangelo’s, Inc. specializes in making handmade, traditional, Italian pizzelles, cookies and other sweets. It is owned and operated by Mary Ellen and Ray Santangelo, who both grew up in homes celebrating authentic, Italian bakery sweets and traditions. Their recipes go back for three generations.
They currently do not have a storefront, though they will likely get one in the future. Their cookies and sweets are currently available by order online or in certain stores.
Some of what they make include: Walnut Biscott, Chocolate Dipped Biscotti, Anise Flavored Biscotti, Almond Biscott, Chocolate Chip Biscotti, Hermits, Pizzelles and Holiday Cakes. Prices are about $10-11 per pound. This is comparable to the prices at some of the more higher end bakeries. They also make up gift boxes and baskets. In addition, they have seasonal and holiday gift packages such as their current Valentine's Day gift packages.
At their Expo booth, they had samples of several different cookies. I very much liked the Pizzelles and a frosted Biscotti. But what really intrigued me were the Parmesan Rosemary Biscotti. These are made with parmesan cheese, walnuts, rosemary, and other spices. They made for a savory cookie which would go well with dinner rather than as dessert. It had a nice blend of flavors and I had a few pieces.
I am going to follow-up with Sweet Santangelo’s to get some additional information. When I do, I will report back what I learn.