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italian wedding cookies (almond or anise flavored)

Makes 30 cookies (recipe can be doubled)
Servings 30 cookies
Author Marie@FeelingFoodish

Ingredients

For the cookie dough:

  • 2 1/4 cups flour (all purpose)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter , softened (DO NOT MELT THE BUTTER) (8 tablespoons)
  • 1.5 teaspoons almond extract (or anise [licorice flavor])

To make the frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract (or anise extract)

Instructions

To make the cookie dough

  1. Mix the baking powder, salt, and flour in a small bowl and set aside
  2. Using a electric mixer, combine the eggs, sugar, butter, and extract on medium speed for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy
  3. Add the flour/baking powder and combine slowly just until mixed.
  4. Using a tablespoon, roll the dough into balls and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.
  5. Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour
  6. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350F, and then bake for 10 to 12 minutes.