ITALIAN SPRINKLE COOKIES
These Italian Sprinkle Cookies (also known as Italian Wedding Cookies) are delicious, sweet, and soft cookies dunked into a sweet glaze and topped with colorful sprinkles.
If you’ve never had Italian Sprinkle Cookies, you are in for a treat! They are basically a soft sugar cookie but in ball form that has been submerged into a sweet glaze and topped with sprinkles.
From what I understand, traditional Italian Sprinkle Cookies are made with anise which is the taste of black licorice. I used almond, lemon, and vanilla extract instead.
eggs all-purpose flour confectioners' sugar baking powder crisco almond extract lemon extract
sugar whole milk almond extract vanilla extract kosher salt colored nonpareils
Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, confectioners’ sugar, and baking powder. Mix on low speed.
Gradually beat in the shortening, almond extract, and lemon extract until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs until light and foamy. Slowly add the beaten eggs to the flour and shortening mixture. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes. In a small bowl, make the glaze by whisking together the confectioners' sugar, milk, almond extract, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Whisk until smooth.
As soon as you remove the cookies from the oven, glaze the cookies. Once the cookies are cool and the glaze is set, pack in an airtight container.
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