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Italian Wedding Cookies on a cooling rack

Italian Wedding Cookies

Italian Wedding Cookies dust your dessert trays with confectioner's sugar wonder! You only need 6 ingredients to make these cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Keyword How Do I Make Italian Wedding Cookies Recipe, How To Make Italian Wedding Cookies Recipe, Italian Wedding Cookies, Italian Wedding Cookies Recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 72 cookies (6 dozens)
Calories 74kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups almond, finely ground
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cups confectioners sugar for rolling


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in salt, almonds, and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour and combine well.
  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart and bake for 15-20 minutes. The cookies will remain pale. If they brown they will be dry.
    How to make Italian Wedding Cookies, cookie doughs on a baking sheet
  • Cool cookies for a couple of minutes then roll warm cookies in remaining confectioners' sugar and place on a wire rack to cool completely. When cool, dust with extra powdered sugar.
    How to make Italian Wedding Cookies, rolling cookies on confectioner's sugar


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg