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Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman

Giada's Italian Wedding Cookies

10 MINPrep Time
20 MINCook Time
by Giada De Laurentiis
Photo Credit: Elizabeth Newman
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At Italian weddings, there is often a sweets table in addition to the cake, laden with cookies and other treats for the guests. It’s a tradition that works just as well for a holiday party, and front and center on your table should be Giada's Italian wedding cookies- they melt-in-your-mouth! A generous dusting of powdered sugar adds a snowy cap – perfect for the winter season!

Looking for more Italian cookies ideas? Check out Giada's guide to Italian cookies here.

Italian Wedding Cookies



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

Image of Italian Wedding Cookies


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus more for dusting)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 egg (at room temperature)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a standing mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the butter and powdered sugar. Beat on medium speed until pale, light and fluffy. Add the almond extract, salt and egg. Beat again for 1 minute. Add the flour and almond flour and mix on low until just combined.
  3. Scoop 1 tablespoon sized mounds and roll them in your hands. Place onto a rimmed baking sheet, press down slightly and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until just set but not brown. Cool slightly on the tray, about 10 minutes. Dust with powdered sugar before removing to a rack to cool completely.



per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
9 grams
2 grams
6 grams
Saturated Fat
3 grams
19 milligrams
30 milligrams
1 grams
1 grams
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3 reviews & comments

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    Jeri - Dec 07

    Can GF cup for cup flour be substituted for all purpose flour?

    Giadzy - Dec 07

    yes! 1-to-1 GF flour can be subbed for all purpose flour! Check out our baking flour products on!

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    Maura Burkhouse - Jun 09

    Can you make these without the almond flour? If so, how?

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