You simply don’t need to attend a wedding . . .

 to EAT these delicious – tender little cookies. 

 Make sure that you . . .

The recipe doesn’t call for this, but I always add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon.

Always sift the flour when making these cookies.

It will make them fall apart in your mouth!

Stir in the sifted flour . . . . just until mixed.  Don’t over beat it!

We like almonds and hazelnuts in our cookies.

You can also use walnuts or pecans.

I use one of those chopper – thing – a – bobbers!

I stir the nuts in by hand.  You don’t want to over mix the dough!

If you plan to give these cookies away,

Wait until the cookies are almost cool before you roll them in powdered sugar.

That way . . . the powdered sugar doesn’t melt on the cookie!

Either way, they are scrumptious.


2 sticks of Butter (1 cup)

1 Cup powdered Sugar

1 tsp. pure vanilla

1/2 tsp. Almond Extract (opt)

1 3/4 C. flour, sifted

1/4 tsp. salt

1/2 to 3/4 Cup of chopped nuts.

pecans, walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts


Cream the butter until light and fluffy.  Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, almond extract and beat again until very fluffy.  Sift four and salt together…..twice, and blend in until the dough cleans the sides of the bowl.  Do not over beat!  Stir in the chopped nuts.  Chill dough for 15 minutes to 1/2 hour.  Roll in 1 inch balls, and place on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges.  Let cool slightly, but while still warm roll in powdered sugar.  Cool on wire rack.

*If you are taking these cookies to a neighbor, roll twice in the powdered sugar.  That way, the sugar hasn’t melted completely around the cookie.  They will look prettier.


  • Rosa - 04/21/2010 - 3:55 pm

    Those are some of my favorite cookies! Yours look perfect!



  • Brandi - 04/21/2010 - 5:06 pm

    Why DO YOU HAVE TO TEMPT ME LIKE THAT!!! If I made them I would have to walk 20 miles, not the 3 I did today! MMMM I just love them, and they do look beautifuly perfect!ReplyCancel

  • CJ Vierow - 04/21/2010 - 5:53 pm

    MMMMM–nummy!! These are one of my absolutely favorite cookies. Never tried the almond extract before, so will have to try it next time I make these. CJReplyCancel

  • Barbara - 04/23/2010 - 10:16 am

    There are lots of names for these…I have been making them for years. We call them Sandies…but I know they are also called Wedding Cookies. We always make ours with pecans but I’d love to try almonds the next time. They just melt in your mouth!ReplyCancel

  • ingrid - 04/24/2010 - 10:49 am

    I made some of these babies at Christmas time. They are very good.

  • Julie - 04/26/2010 - 8:11 pm

    These cookies make me want to get married. Or go to a wedding, or whatever it takes to get these cookies in my mouth!ReplyCancel

  • Melanie - 05/10/2012 - 2:56 am

    YOU ARE AMAZING!! I don’t even remember how I found your blog but since I did (3 days ago) I’ve being going to bed around 3am just because I can’t take my eyes out of all the beautiful pictures and awesome recipes. YUM! My Pinterest account is full of them 😉ReplyCancel