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ITALIAN CHRISTMAS ALMOND COOKIES AKA WEDDING COOKIES

These little dusty cookies have some names, butterballs, snowballs or Italian Wedding Cookies.

They are very similar to Mexican Wedding Cookies and Russian Tea Cakes, but instead of pecans, they are made with chopped almonds and ground almonds.


 

 

 

SERVINGS:8

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup blanched slivered or sliced
    almonds
  • 1 cup  margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus
    extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp. pure almond or vanilla
    extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
    *For a gluten-free alternative,
    substitute gluten-free all-purpose
    flour plus 1/4 tsp. xanthan gum.

 

 

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Line two or three large baking sheets with parchment paper.

Pulse almonds in a food processor until very finely ground.

Process the margarine, flour, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, almond extract, and salt until the dough comes together, stopping to scrape down the sides as needed.

Scoop about 1 rounded tablespoon of dough at a time onto the prepared baking sheets, leaving about 2 inches between each scoop.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.

Remove from the oven and sift powdered sugar over the warm cookies.

Allow to cool before dusting with powdered sugar again.

 

NUTRITIONAL VALUES
Calories: 368kcal
Fat: 25.9g (4g S.Fat)
Carbs: 30.7g
Protein: 3.9g
Sugar: 11.4g
Sodium: 340mg

 

 

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