Soft Italian Wedding Cookies for #ChristmasCookies



Welcome to day three of our very sweet #ChristmasCookies week where more than 25 bloggers are sharing cookie recipes perfect for your holiday celebrations. Hosted by Ellen from 
Family Around the Table, Christie from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures and Heather from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks, we invite you to not only check out the recipes but enter the amazing giveaway. Don’t miss one delicious cookie recipe! Follow along on Pinterest.


I loved this cookie!! They have such a wonderful almond flavor and just the right amount of icing and festive sprinkles. My baby baker had a WONDERFUL time helping with these cookies. She loves rolling balls of cookie dough to place on the baking sheets, and she especially loved icing the cookies and had a blast putting sprinkles all over them! 

The Sweets & Treats sprinkles are just perfect - I chose a traditional green and red mix, and a Frozen inspired mix as well, and both are just gorgeous, and delicious! Lindsey really liked eating the Frozen sprinkles, because they're a great size and have a wonderful sweet crunch!

The Adams Almond Extract is perfect in this cookie recipe - it has a strong clean flavor and it shines through in each bite. This cookie is definitely for those who love that almond flavor - but you can of course change up the flavor profile by changing the extract in both the cookie and icing and you will have limitless flavor options! I think a vanilla cookie with an orange icing sounds really lovely!

See all of our delicious cookies today!

  • Almond Shortbread Bites by A Day in the Life on the Farm
  • Brown Sugar Ice Box Cookies by West Via Midwest
  • Chocolate Dipped Cranberry Oatmeal Cookie by Lemon Blossoms
  • Chocolate Pecan Cookie Crisps by Eat Move Make
  • Christmas Checkerboard Cookies by Jolene's Recipe Journal
  • Christmas Chippity Chip Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
  • Christmas Tree Cookies by Swirls of Flavor
  • Cinnamon Snowball Cookies by Jersey Girl Cooks
  • French Toast Cookies by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
  • Frosty Ginger Cookies by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
  • Ginger Snap Cookies by Devour Dinner
  • Holiday Coins by Family Around the Table
  • Italian Christmas Cookies by Blogghetti
  • Meringue Christmas Trees Two Ways by Art of Natural Living
  • New York-Style Black & Whites by Kate's Recipe Box
  • Pecan Crescent Cookies by Palatable Pastime
  • Pepparkakor by That Recipe
  • Peppermint Cream Cheese Crushed Oreo Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
  • Reindeer Haystacks by Leftovers Then Breakfast
  • Salted Caramel Dark Chocolate Thumbprint Cookies by Sweet Beginnings
  • Soft Italian Wedding Cookies by Making Miracles
  • Sweet Potato Pecan Cookies by Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Turtle Cookies by An Affair from the Heart
  • Vegan Italian Wine Cookies by Frugal & Fit
  • Whipped Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies by Cheese Curd In Paradise
  • Zimstern - German Cinnamon Stars by A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures


  • Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of this post - there are some amazing giveaways this year!

    Prize 1: Tower of Treats from Millican Pecan Company

    Assorted Pecan goodies in a tin.

    Originally founded as the West Texas Pecan Nursery in the late 1800's, Millican Pecan is now in 5th generation ownership. Located in San Saba, TX, the family continues the tradition of pecan farming while also branching the business into the online world. The family also enjoys educating people about pecans. One winner will receive The Tower of Treats Gift Tins. The tower includes 3 decorative gift tins stacked on top of each other. The bottom tin includes our 2 lb. Chocolate Pecan Sampler, the middle tin is our Flavored Pecan Sampler and the top tin is an 8 oz. tin of Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles). An $80 value.

    Prize 2: An Assortment of Flavored Extracts from Adams Extract and Spices

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     In January 2013, Adams, one of the oldest continuously operated companies in Texas and one of oldest spice and extract companies in the United States, celebrated its 125th birthday and was awarded the Texas Treasure Business Award, an award sponsored by State Bill 920 that recognizes the accomplishments of Texas businesses that have provided employment opportunities and support to the state’s economy for at least 50 years and pays tribute to the state’s well-established businesses and their exceptional historical contributions toward the state’s economic growth and prosperity.

    Today, Adams proudly manufactures and markets under several Adams Brand banners, including Adams Best®, Adams Extract®, Adams® Seasoning & Spice, Adams Reserve®, Flavor King™, Pantry Basics™, Sear-n-Crust®, ClearVan™, Carniceria®, Cocina del Rey®, Naturals™, and Urban Canner™ along with the Adams Frozen Skillet Desserts and Adams Premium Ice Cream lines. In addition, Adams is proud to manufacture for some of the nations most respected Private Label Brands as well as other legacy Regional Seasoning Brands and is used to flavor many commercially produced food products around the nation.

    Prize 3: A Set of Baking Pans from Anolon

    Baking pans

    Established in the 1950's, Meyer Manufacturing started by making and selling flashlights. In 1971 they started their journey into selling cookware. By 1986 they released the world’s first hard-anodized nonstick cookware which revolutionized the world of home cooking. Their nonstick surface didn’t flake or scratch easily.

    Today they sell bakeware with nonstick interior and exterior made with a special sapphire-reinforced blend that is triple coated. NOTE: Color may vary from the photo above.

    Prize 4: An Assorted Baking Box from Sweets & Treats


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    Make Sweets & Treats your one-stop shop for all your holiday sprinkle needs. In addition to fun, festive and colorful sprinkles, Sweets & Treats offers cupcake liners, edible glitters, sugars, and more.

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    Four (4) winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #ChristmasCookies bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Giveaway open to US Residents only who are 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #ChristmasCookies posts or entry.


    Soft Italian Wedding Cookies
    Makes 30 cookies

    Ingredients
    3/4 cup butter
    1/2 cup sugar
    3 eggs
    1 teaspoon Adams vanilla
    2 teaspoons Adams almond extract
    3 cups flour
    1 Tablespoon baking powder

    Glaze
    1 to 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
    1 teaspoon Adams almond extract
    1 - 2 TBS milk (to thin)

    Topping
    ~ 1/4 cup Sweets & Treats Holiday Sprinkles

    Directions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with silicone baking mats.
    2. Combine the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer and cream on high speed until light in color and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
    3. One by one, add in the eggs, scraping the sides down as needed, until fully incorporated.
    4. Add in the extracts and blend.
    5. Add in the flour and baking powder and blend on low speed until dough comes together. Finish by hand with a spatula, scraping the sides and bottom.
    6. Use a 1 1/2 TBS cookie scoop to scoop rounds of dough out onto the prepared mats. You can roll the balls lightly by hand to smooth the surfaces.
    7. Baked 1 tray at a time in the preheated oven 9-10 minutes, until bottoms are lightly browned and tops look dry. 
    8. Cookies should not spread much at all. You can move cookies from baking sheets to cooling straight out of the oven, they should hold together well.
    9. Repeat process until all cookies are baked. Allow them to cool completely.
    10. Prepare glaze by whisking together the sifted powdered sugar, almond extract, and enough milk to reach a glaze that you can spread but isn't too thick, but definitely not too thin / runny either. It needs to be thick enough for the sprinkles to stick to it.
    11. Either dip the tops of the cookies in the icing, or use a small spatula to distribute the glaze over the cookies then sprinkle on a bit of sprinkles while the glaze is still wet! 
    Recipe from What's Cooking Italian Style




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