Italian Wedding Cookies

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These little cookies are a great idea to go on your next cookie tray. They are similar to the Mexican wedding cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar, plus 1/3 cup, for rolling
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground blanched almonds
  • 5 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups sifted all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add confectioners sugar and salt.
  4. Beat until light and fluffy.
  5. Add almonds and vanilla.
  6. Blend in flour gradually and mix well.
  7. Shape into crescents using about 1 teaspoon for each cookie.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  10. DO NOT BROWN.
  11. Cool slightly, then roll in the extra confectioners' sugar.

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