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Italian Wedding Cookies

Italian Wedding Cookies are delicious little, powdered sugar coated, butter cookie bites with almonds.
Course Cookies
Cuisine Italian
Keyword almond wedding cookies, Butterball cookies
Prep Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 27 minutes
Servings 48 Cookies
Calories 82kcal
Author Erica Unz




  • In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and water.
  • Add flour, all at once, and mixed until all of the flour has been incorporated.
  • Once the dough has come together, crush the almonds with your hands and add to the dough.
  • Mix just until the almonds are evenly distributed.
  • Roll cookie dough into 1 to 1 ½-inch balls and place onto a cookie sheet.
  • Place cookie balls into the refrigerator and allow to chill for at least 2 hours.
  • Cookie dough can be left in the refrigerator overnight, but make sure to cover them for any amount of time longer than 3 hours.
  • After cookies have been chilled, preheat an oven to 325 Degrees F.
  • Bake cookies in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bottoms of the cookies have turned a honey brown.
  • Allow the cookies to sit for 1  minute and the cookie remove to a cooling rack.
  • Once cookies have been completely cooled, roll in powdered sugar.


Crushing sliced almonds with your hands will provide some added crunch and color.


Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 82kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4.39g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 27mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 4.6g