Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Grandma's Soft Italian Wedding Cookies with Frosting (Wedding Tray Cookies)


Mom's special recipe handed down from generation to generation. You will often find this soft frosted cookies on large trays at Italian weddings and other Italian functions. Very versatile, flavored any way you like them.



Italian Wedding Tray Cookies
 
3/4 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoon lemon, almond, vanilla or anise extract
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, drop on cookies sheets by teaspoons. Bake at 350 till brown. Cool frost add colored sprinkles.
Frosting:
2 1/2 cup confectionary sugar
3 tablespoons butter softened
1 teaspoons of extract of your choice above
2 to 3 tablespoons water to mix
Mix adding more water if this is to thick to spread, add more 10x sugar if its too thin.. beat till smooth.

12 comments:

Miranda said...

My mom use to make these cookies and it was a favorite. Well done!!

tina marie said...

My mom too! And my grandmother! Did we grow up in the same neighborhood?!

DINING WITH BATALI said...

Ooooohhh love this !!! Can you fedex this to me!!!

Olive said...

it's so nice that you're making these cookies from your childhood, I love doing that too, reminds me of happy times with my family.

Family Cuisine Food And Recipe said...

Yummy ! Thank you for sharing. Cheers !

ncl117 said...

looks so good -we still make many italian cookies during christmas. my fav time of year!

Cookin' Canuck said...

These cookies looks so soft and highly addictive!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

They look delicious! I love food that has history...

Lizzy said...

Mmmmmm....we'd love these!

Megan's Cookin' said...

I like that you can flavor these anyway you want. I'd go almond!

My TV Universe said...

I have been asking everybody in my family for this recipe that my grandmother use to make--nobody has it! Thank you!!!!

Nicole said...

I have never come across anyone else with this recipe. My grandmother always made these with anise flavoring and taught me to make them when I was ten and I've been making them ever since. They are a family fave!