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Italian Wedding Cookies

Barely adapted from All Recipes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups butter softened
  • 3/4 cups confectioners sugar
  • pinch of salt add a little extra if using unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups ground almonds I do not recommend using almond flour/meal- I suggest grinding your own in a food processor or manually.
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour sifted
  • Extra powdered sugar for coating cookies


  • Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, powdered sugar, and salt with a hand mixer on medium speed.
  • Mix until butter is light and fluffy.
  • Then add in ground almonds and vanilla.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Gradually add flour in 3-4 additions, until just mixed.
  • Roll cookies into balls or crescent shapes, using about 1 teaspoon of batter per cookie.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes (be careful not to brown).
  • Cool just slightly (until you can handle them without burning yourself), and roll into the powdered sugar.
  • Set aside and cool completed, then roll again in powdered sugar.