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Italian Wedding Cakes

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"Frosted, cake-like cookies. To enjoy for special holidays I sprinkle on colored jimmies before the icing dries."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Combine 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs and 1 cup milk. Add baking powder, 3 1/2 cups flour, and salt. Then add warmed, melted shortening and almond flavoring.
  3. Flour a cookie sheet (no grease) and drop cookie batter from a teaspoon onto sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cookies will be cake-like. Be sure to bake them on center rack.
  4. To Make Frosting: Mix together confectioners' sugar, 1 tablespoon almond flavoring, water and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Stir and frost cooled cookies.
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Dec 20, 2002

I have made these lucious cookies many times. Whenever I bring them to a party or gathering everyone asks for the recipe. I follow the recipe exactly and the result is "perfect." The baking powder makes them exceptionally light and "puffy."

 
Jan 28, 2004

Very easy to make. Should make sure you add the shortening warmed though and probably put the almond extract in the shortening before adding to bowl. Otherwise it doesn't seem as almondy as I was thinking it would (something seems to be missing or needs something more). I dropped by tspfuls and the recipe made 85 cookies, not 48 as original recipe states!

 

6 Ratings

Sep 27, 2003

Way too much Baking Powder and Almond Essence, I used 4 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 teaspoon almond essence, they cooked in 10 minutes. Very tasty, unforunatly they need to be eaten the day they are baked, they are stale the next day.

 
Jan 23, 2006

I THOUGHT THESE WERE BORING WITH NO TASTE.

 
Apr 08, 2013

I believe that the recipe calls for WAY to much baking powder. They had a very sharp bitter taste that lingered on.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 100 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3 g
  • 5%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 139 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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