February 7, 2016

Easy Recipe: Italian Wedding Cookies

This recipe goes by many different names….Italian Wedding CookiesRussian Tea Cakes…or even Butterballs, but whichever name it goes by its always a delicious holiday treat. 

First introduced to me by one of my neighborhood Italian bakeries in Brooklyn, New York, I can can clearly remember the delicate powder sugar taste. Later my identical twin cousins would make these cookies part of their signature holiday dish to bring to family gatherings. (One of the identical twin cousins is a former fashion designer turned acclaimed baker with her Gourmet Cookies by Christine.)

My identical twin cousins, with their mother (my aunt), and my identical twin boys

Italian Wedding Cookies
(adapted from Allrecipes.com)
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter

3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups finely ground almonds
4 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling

1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2.Cream butter or margarine in a bowl, gradually add confectioners’ sugar and salt. Beat until light and fluffy. Add almonds and vanilla. Blend in flour gradually and mix well.
3.Shape into balls (or crescents) using about 1 teaspoon for each cookie. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, and bake for 15-20 min. Do not brown. Cool slightly, then roll in the extra confectioners’ sugar

This recipe is included in a weekly virtual recipe exchange called #SabrosoSaturday hosted by Latina On a Mission so be sure to check out the other “Yummy” featured recipes.

Happy Cooking!

The following two tabs change content below.

Joscelyn, Owner of Mami of Multiples & Mami Innovative Media

Joscelyn Ramos Campbell has more than a decade of experience as an award-winning former federal government public relations executive under the Bush and Obama administrations. The “super-connected power mom“ was recently named by Latina Magazine as one of “The 10 Best Latina Mommy Bloggers on the Web“; by CBS News as one of the “Top Bloggers in the Business“; by NBC Latino Work-Life Balance series as a “Top Latina Mom Blogger“; an Empowering Latina in the Marketing Field; by CNBC.com as a Top Latino Social Media Stars and Leading Hispanic Bloggers. She is the owner of Mami Innovative Media and founder of Mami of Multiples, one of the nation’s leading Latina American parenting and lifestyle sites offering resources and helpful tips for families. She is a nationally syndicated Parenting Columnist and co-hosts a Talk Radio Show. Joscelyn is a public speaker, military wife and mother to a teen son and identical twin boys. Connect with Joscelyn at @JoscelynRC & @InnovativeTalk.

Latest posts by Joscelyn, Owner of Mami of Multiples & Mami Innovative Media (see all)


  1. Ohmigosh. Twins definitely run in your family! So it’s only fair if I eat these cookies two-by-two right?

    Let’s be nice, it’s holiday time. I should make two batches of dough, share one with my sister or somebody. Hmm, who wants to be my new best friend?

  2. That is such a nice family picture! And I agree I will take two of your cookies so I can stay in the theme of pairs LOL

  3. Yummy! It will be wonderful to share these cookies with my friends!

  4. Thank you sharing! sencillo y sabroso .

Speak Your Mind