Italian Wedding Cookies

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Tonkcats

Also sometimes called 'Mexican wedding cookie', 'Russian tea cakes', or 'butterballs', can also be shaped into crescents. You can also substitute pecans and they are very good as well. This is the best version of these I have ever seen, it was given me by a friend who grew up in central Europe.

Top Review by Kim7459

The Cookies were really good. They were like a shortbread cookie. But I did not use the almonds. I used Fishers nut topping instead. My kids really liked them.

Ingredients Nutrition


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

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