Any who I've been promising I'd post this recipe for a while now, after having made them on three different occasions with success and so here I finally did it!
I'm sorry for the long break between posts but I should be posting more consistently now because I am a college graduate and I am on break, therefore I have lots of time. I will also be updating more about my life as I do these posts so keep on reading! The blog will just continue to improve now.
Italian Wedding Cookies
2 Sticks of salted butter (1 cup) softened on the counter for several hours
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
2 cups flour
1 cup finely chopped pecans (any nut will work though, if you prefer almonds or hazelnuts, go for it!)
1 tsp vanilla extract
With a an electric mixer beat butter until light and fluffy. Add 3/4 cup of powdered sugar and cream together.
Combine flour, salt and chopped nuts in a separate bowl. Add the dry ingredients to the sugar mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in vanilla.
Shape the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour (or as long as 2 days).
Heat the oven to 350 degrees (F).
Take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet an inch apart.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until set, but only barely browned on top.
Put the remaining sugar in a shallow bowl. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet until you can handle them. Roll each cookie in the sugar and put on rack to finish cooling. Once cool, roll them in the powdered sugar.
Enjoy with coffee or tea for breakfast, an afternoon snack or dessert!