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For Generations, Circo's Pastry Shop has been producing the finest pastries, cakes, and cookies in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, New York. The taste and quality of our pastry items will keep you coming back. For years patrons have enjoyed the authentic taste and quality of your pastry items and our summer delights, like our freshly made gelato.

The tasty delights at Circo's are still made the old fashioned way. Whether you are looking for fresh baked Biscotti, Pastachote' or our famous Cannoli, or to add a fine touch to your special occasion, Circo's welcomes your visit!

What is the Origin of Biscotti Cookies?

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Biscotti cookies are named so because they are twice-baked cookies. In Italy, biscotti is also used as a general term to mean cookies. Elsewhere in the world, biscotti refers to long and crisply baked cookies that melt in the mouth. Biscotti are now available in bakeries, restaurants, and cafés all around the world. For instance, in Brooklyn, cookies are now displayed alongside biscotti and are very popular with the crowd.
 

Origin of Biscotti 

Biscotti is said to be invented during the ancient Roman period as a food for travelers. During those times, people had to travel long distances and they needed food that could last for their entire journey without going bad. Hence, biscotti emerged as a food to be packed and taken on long trips. However, it disappeared from the scene after the fall of the Roman Empire.
 

Resurgence of Biscotti 

During the renaissance period in Italy, the biscotti emerged again. Biscotti were made as a food for sailors who had to travel on their sea voyages for months on end. The moisture-laden sea air spoiled the other types foods at a quicker rate than normal. These twice-baked delicacies lasted a longer time and provided sustenance to sailors. As time passed by, biscotti came to be available in cafes and restaurants to be served with coffee.
 

Popularity of Biscotti

Biscotti are now made all over the world. They are now also made elsewhere in Europe and are especially popular in North America. In Brooklyn cookies like chocolate chip and vanilla get a stiff competition from biscotti.
 
For a taste of delicious biscotti in Brooklyn, head over to Circos.

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Woke up with a craving so I went to get my favorite cookies from Circos ;) —

- Flor Maldonado

Thanks to you and your team for turning my idea for my mother's 50th birthday cake (3/28) into such a beautiful creation. It really added to the event and Mommy was really surprised and appreciative :)

- Patrice


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