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Italian Wedding Cookies Recipe

The perfect Holiday cookie, Italian wedding cookies are light as air with almonds, powdered sugar and lots of butter!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: italian wedding cookies, italian wedding cookies recipe, authentic italian cookie recipes, easy wedding cookie recipes
Servings: 48 cookies
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Samantha Ferraro


  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground almonds
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • Powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat.
  • Cream butter in mixing bowl and gradually add powdered sugar and salt. Beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add ground almonds and extracts and mix until combined. Blend in flour gradually and mix until everything is combined. You may need to use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom.
  • Using a melon baller or cookie scoop, shape batter into balls and place on parchment line cookie sheet. You can space them close together but they should not be touching.
  • Bake Italian wedding cookies for for 22-25 minutes until just lightly browned and make sure the cookies do not get golden brown, they should be light in color.
  • Allow Italian wedding cookies to cool and evenly dust with powdered sugar.


Makes 4 dozen cookies
Recipe adapted from All Recipes


Serving: 2cookies | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 10mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.5mg