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
- 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.