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Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe

Italian Wedding Cookies

  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Category: Desserts


The Italian Wedding Cookie Recipe makes it’s appearance at Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, and during the Christmas Holidays. They are easy to make and only require just a few ingredients. I like to use an unsalted European style butter and a really good vanilla extract.

These cookies store and freeze well. You can freeze them before you roll them in powder sugar. I layer them between sheets of baking parchment spaced apart inside a container.

Servings: About 80 Cookies



1 1/2 Cups unsalted European butter (it has less water)
3/4 Cup confectioners’ sugar (powdered sugar)
1 1/2 Cups ground almonds
5 Teaspoons vanilla extract
3 Cups All-purpose flour (sifted)
1/4 Teaspoon salt
1/3 Cup powdered sugar for rolling 



Preheat  oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C)

  1. Cream  butter in a bowl and gradually add powdered sugar, and salt.
  2. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add almonds and vanilla extract and blend.
  4. Next add flour and mix together.
  5. Shape into balls or whatever design you need. I use a teaspoon of the dough. 
  6. Place on an non-greased cookie sheet and bake for about 15 to 20 minutes.
  7. Let them cool before you roll them in the powdered sugar. Otherwise the sugar will melt onto the cookie and get lumpy.


Keywords: Desserts, Cookies, Italian Dishes