Cantucci Morbidi-Soft Cantucci

This is my recipe for: "Cantucci Morbidi" (soft cantucci). We tried these cantucci last year when we visited Italy (Vasto) at a friend's house and she was kind enough to give us her recipe. I also bake the classic cantucci, but my husband likes better the softer version of them.

Cantucci Morbidi-Soft Cantucci


For 2 Dozen(s)

For the Cantucci:

  • 2 ounces warm melted butter
  • 1/2 pound all purpose flour
  • 1/2 pound sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 5 tablespoons candied fruit (or nuts, chocolate chips, almonds, peanuts)
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Envelope Vanillina or 1/2 Tsp Vanilla extract


  1. Mix the 3 eggs with the sugar and a pinch of salt until well blended and smooth.
  2. Add the warm butter and slowly add the sifted flour with the vanillina powder, or the 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix until well blended.
  3. Add the 5 table spoons of the candied fruit or nuts, chocolate chips, almonds or peanuts and mix slowly to incorporate all.
  4. Form two loaves, put them on a baking tray with parchment paper and bake on a pre-heated oven at 355F for 30-35 minutes.
  5. When the loaves are golden, take them out of the oven and let them cool.
  6. Slice the cantucci in diagonal shape of about 1/2" thick. Optionally you can sprinkle the cantucci with powdered sugar.

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Recipe Notes

They can be served with a Vin Santo from Tuscany!


Thursday, 08 September 2016
I have made it.My husband and my children liked this recipe.Thanks for this delicious taste. - hulya
Thursday, 08 September 2016
Very tasty and light. I have a couple of corrections for your recipe. #1 I wasn't prepared to have...
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- JoGot2