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Several Italian wedding cookies in a bowl.

Italian Wedding Cookies

These gorgeous powdered sugar-covered cookies feature vanilla and almonds.
Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Servings:72 cookies


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar divided
  • cups unsalted butter
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • cups almonds finely ground
  • tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  • Cream together ¾ cup of confectioners’ sugar and butter until light and fluffy, and then mix in the salt, ground almonds, and vanilla extract. Mix in the all-purpose flour until well combined.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and space them 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove them from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes. The cookies should still look pale in color when you take them out.
  • Roll the warm cookies in the remaining confectioners’ sugar and place them on a wire rack to finish cooling completely. Once cool, dust with more confectioners’ sugar, and then serve and enjoy!


  • Bring the butter to room temperature before starting the recipe. It’s easier to mix that way.
  • Use a cookie scoop or ice cream scoop to break off pieces of dough before rolling them up in your hands, to get them more or less the same size.
  • There’s no need to grease the baking sheets. The cookie dough contains plenty of butter so the cookies aren’t going to stick.


Calories: 71kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg