Faux Italian Wedding Cookies without Nuts

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My Italian wedding cookies no nuts. Well, I personally have never had an Italian Wedding Cookie…as they’re filled with nuts that I can’t eat. But I had my partner and mom try them and they said they’re very similar! So, hopefully those who need a nut free cookie will also enjoy these.

Italian Wedding Cookies are usually made with almond flour and chunks of nuts that mix with the butter and powdered sugar to create a great bite. However, since I can’t eat them, I thought I would try to create something with a similar texture, but made for those of us who have allergies.

I made an oat flour by blending oats in a blender, and a nut like texture for the insides by cracking up graham cracker into some smaller pieces. Then making them very similar to the original cookies. I hope you like them!

Ingredients for Wedding Cakes:

  • butter, softened at room temperature
  • powdered sugar, extra 1/4 cup for tossing (sifted once)
  • salt
  • vanilla extract
  • oat flour (if you don’t have oat flour, just blend/process old fashioned oats)
  • graham crackers, crumbled to small pieces

How to make Wedding Cakes:

1. In your mixer, mix butter, powdered sugar, salt, and flavoring. Mix until incorporated.

2. Slowly add in oat flour on slow-medium speed until completely mixed.

3. Use a rubber spatula and mix in the graham cracker pieces.

4. Place dough into refrigerator for 30 minutes to 8 hours.

5. Preheat oven to 400° F. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

6. Roll dough into about 1″ balls and roll until smooth. Place on prepared cookie sheets about 1″ apart.

7. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottom of cookie is slightly golden brown.

8. Remove, cool for 3-5 minutes, then toss in powdered sugar, and keep cooling. More powdered sugar can be added later.

9. Enjoy!

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Faux Italian Wedding Cookies without Nuts

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 24 cookies
Author: Amanda Wilens

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup powdered sugar extra ¼ cup for tossing (sifted once)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 ¼ cups oat flour
  • 3 graham crackers crumbled to small pieces

Instructions

  • In your mixer, mix butter, powdered sugar, salt, and flavoring. Mix until incorporated.
  • Slowly add in oat flour on slow-medium speed until completely mixed.
  • Use a rubber spatula and mix in the graham cracker pieces.
  • Place dough into refrigerator for 30 minutes to 8 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Prepare 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough into about 1″ balls and roll until smooth. Place on prepared cookie sheets about 1″ apart.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottom of cookie is slightly golden brown.
  • Remove, cool for 3-5 minutes, then toss in powdered sugar, and keep cooling. More powdered sugar can be added later.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Nuts-free: Italian Wedding Cookies are usually made with almond flour and chunks of nuts that mix with the butter and powdered sugar to create a great bite. However, since I can’t eat them, I thought I would try to create something with a similar texture, but made for those of us who have allergies.
Oat Flour: You can buy this ready made or you can make it by blending oats in a blender.
Nut Replacement: I did this by cracking up graham cracker into some smaller pieces. You could use other shortbread types cookies and probably have a similar result.

Nutrition

Calories: 151kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg
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