Thursday, January 14, 2010

Italian Wedding Cookies

i found these little suckers here and after seeing the picture, i knew i had to make them!

every other week or so we have a potluck with the girls and last night's theme was italian - perfect opportunity to make the cookies! oh how i wish i took more pictures! in addition to my little italian wedding cookies, we had baked ziti, garlic bread, meatballs, bruschetta and caprese!

I used unsalted butter in the first batch, and added a pinch or two in the second - i couldn't taste the difference... :)

Adapted Recipe:

Italian Wedding Cookies

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. For the dough, combine 1 c. soft butter, 2 c. all-purpose unbleached (i used bleached) flour and 1/3 c. heavy whipping cream in an electric mixer. Mix until combined. Roll out dough 1/8" thick on a floured pastry cloth and cut out circles with a shot glass {or a very small cookie cutter if you prefer a different shape} -- ** BE SURE TO FLOUR HEAVILY, this is sticky if it warms up**. Gently press both sides of the cookie into a little bit of sugar that you have placed on a small plate (whoa just read this part for the first time - haha missed this all together). Transfer cookie to baking sheet and prick 3 times with a fork. Bake for 7 (I did 8) minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely before icing.

For the icing, combine 1/4 c. soft butter, 3/4 c. powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla and food coloring of choice (TEAL!). Mix with electric mixer until well combined and fluffy. Spread icing between 2 cookies to make little sandwiches.

as you can see, mine were quite messy (like most of my baking) but they were sooooo good! i should have presented better, but they went so fast that there was no point :)

1 comment:

  1. mads- negative points for presentation and picture-taking. haha but they still look awesome!!