Italian Wedding Cookies










Italian Wedding Cookies

2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup very finely chopped toasted almonds
1/2 cup almond butter
1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup confectioners' sugar, plus additional for rolling
1 large egg
1 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; whisk in almonds until combined. In a large bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together almond butter, butter, granulated sugar and confectioners' sugar until creamy - about 1 minute; beat in egg and almond extract until combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour mixture until combined.

Roll cookies into about 1-inch balls and place on cookie sheet. You should get about 2 1/2 dozen. Bake for 15-20 minute or until light golden brown and crisp. Cool 1 minute before transferring to wire racks to cool completely. When cool, roll into additional confectioners' sugar.

Makes about 2 1/2-3 dozen cookies

33 comments:

  1. I do like the new design Emily, very clean and easily read:D; and the wedding cookies would make a wonderful addition to my holiday platter if I wasn't so cookie challenged :D Since you ask the Foodbuzz ads are fine, but the links below to Saveur, etc are broken.

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  2. What tasty looking cookies, your blog looks fab by the way x x

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  3. Love the way you "Italianzed" these cookies.

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  4. i like the new 'do! ads are top right, so i think you're good. these sound delicious... we do snowballs, which sound (and look) pretty similar. maybe they are the same thing, just a different name?

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  5. I LOVE your blog layout!!


    Great candies from your blogger friend - holy yum! And I love the classic cookie recipe for today as well :)

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  6. Heh, heh- I posted something kinda similar on my site today. I like the idea of making them almond flavored, and added amaretto sounds yummy!

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  7. Hello Emily!

    Your blog loads just fine on my computer.

    The italian wedding cakes have cousins in Russia and Mexico, I think, but they are always adorable!

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  8. beautiful pictures! AND COOKIES! yum :)

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  9. I usually put a "kiss" in the center of each ball. A little chocolate is a fine thing. They are especially good if they are SLIGHTLY warm.

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  10. I can see the food buzz ad...i love the new design for the site!

    Yum those cookies look delicious.

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  11. Everything looks great on the blog:) The cookies look great too. You are so talented in the kitchen:)

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  12. Mexican Wedding cookies are one of my faves and these sound just as good. Especially, since I'm a give fan of almonds. Yum!

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  13. Your blog looks great! I need a face lift on mine...maybe in the new year I will contact someone!

    I love Italian Wedding Cookies! It really isn't Christmas in my house without them! So delicious!

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  14. I used to LOVE Italian wedding cookies, and I'm sure your version with almond butter would make my taste buds so happy. :)

    I love your new blog design, and I can see your Featured Publisher button but no Foodbuzz ad.

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  15. Scratch my last comment. I forgot - blog reading on my husband's laptop, and he has all ads blocked, hence why I can't see your Foodbuzz ad. Sorry! :)

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  16. Hey - the blog still looks great! And so do those cookies :)

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  17. Italian Wedding Cookies are a favorite of mine. Now I'm craving them. The blog looks fine on my computer and I everything looks great.

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  18. I love it...was thinking about that the other day... :) Cookies look delicious!

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  19. Site looks fabulous as usual! I love wedding cookies of any culture. Mmm!

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  20. Italian, Mexican... who cares, if they're delicious?! I really like this kind of powdery cookies. The site looks fine Emily, I can see everything, the ad and all, plus it looks great.

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  21. Looks like a yummy twist on a delicious traditional cookie. The only reason I avoid making these is because powdered sugar is always soo messy :-P

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  22. ooo these cookies totally say christmas to me!! love um!

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  23. Wow cookies looks adorable! I love the wedding cookies as well, I am deffinitely going to bake them for Christmas! :)

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  24. I love the new look of your blog. It's great! Very inviting. The Italian Wedding cookies look delicious and I'd definitely like to make them. Love all the almond flavoring!

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  25. Cookies look fantastic!

    Isn't Portland Truffle great?! I got my calendar a couple of weeks ago and have exercised such great restraint so far by not eating the whole thing immediately! Stephanie is so sweet, and the candy is delicious! Best giveaway everrrrrrr! Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

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  26. I am on a sugar high now, thanks:)

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  27. Mmmm, what a great twist on a classic!

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  28. These look great Em. I am curious about Mexican/Italian wedding cookies, and I wonder if these should be in my boxes this year so I can try them.

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  29. Like your new blog design (liked the old one too), and was excited to see recipe for Mexican Wedding cookies - I'll try them. But could you please post your G'mothers recipe for Black Walnut cookies? I LOVE using Black Walnuts and would appreciate a cookie recipe for them.

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  30. I do love your new design and these were my favorite cookies growing up. I could eat half a box in one sitting! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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  31. Thanks everyone!

    DebCarol, I'm on it. My guess is that the recipe came from Joy of Cooking. I will do some research.

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  32. these sound great!! i'm planning my brother's wedding in HI for next fall and am coming up with all kinds of food I'd like a local to make. this might make the cut! nice!

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