Neither are traditional Italian weddings of course, where you’ll always find a large dessert table loaded with cookies for the guests. Sometimes even the cake itself is made out of cookies, imagine that!
The best part ? These are now officially vegan!
Excuse me while I do my cookie happy dance now!
These Italian Wedding Cookies Are Truly the Best:
FAQ: Can I Freeze Wedding Cookies ?
A: Yes but only do so before baking. Shape the dough into golfball sizes and place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet in the freezer for a couple of hours or until solid. Transfer to a freezer proof glass container with parchment paper in between each layer of the cookies and cover with a lid. Bake within two months of freezing.
note: . Store your cookies at room temperature in a glass container and loosely cover with a lid or aluminum foil.
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Vegan Italian Wedding Cookies
The best vegan Italian wedding cookies recipe made with walnuts and hazelnuts then coated in fluffy powdered sugar like a snowball. One bowl, only 7 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes start to finish.
- 1.5 cups vegan butter
- 3/4 cup ground walnuts (or almonds)
- 3/4 cup ground hazelnuts
- 3 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 tsp almond extract)
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar + more for dusting
Preheat your oven to 325”F.
In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter and 3/4 cup of the powder sugar until fluffy.
Add the vanilla extract and then little by little add the ground walnuts and hazelnuts. Mix until combined.
Start adding in the flour little by little until mixed in.
Prepare your largest cookie sheet and using a small spoon form the cookies into rounds, the size of a golfball or smaller. You should have about 45 cookies.
Arrange all the cookies on the baking sheet without touching each other. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool off for a few minutes before rolling them over in powdered sugar. Dust with more powdered sugar on top before serving.
- You can replace the walnuts and hazelnuts with a mix of your favorite nuts, pistachios, almonds and pecans work well here too. Maybe even add a handful of mini chocolate chips into the mix.