The Italian wedding cookies recipe can be a great gift for your guests, a sweet memory for your big day and a delicious way to recall Italy. Get ready to amaze with a small surprise with the best wedding Italian cookies you will ever taste!
italian wedding cookies
We all know that food is one of the most important things in Italy! During Italian weddings, people dedicate a long time to food and drinks, because it’s a moment of joy and conviviality during which everyone can express himself.
These typical cookies, also known as Italian almond cookies, are traditional sweets often served at weddings and other celebrations. These cookies are rich, crumbly, and covered in powdered sugar. They are sometimes referred to as "biscotti di mandorle" or "amaretti" in Italian.
Their tradition dates back to many years ago. When a couple got married, their families were used to make different types of cookies and to put them on a long table at the end of the reception.
If you are planning a wedding in Italy, you must serve them to your guests during the most sweet moment of the day!
Even if everybody in Italy knows how to make these typical cookies, you can choose to do them by yourself. Offering to your guests something made by you will make these cookies even more special. Here’s the sample recipe for the Italian wedding cookies:
1. Beat the butter, sugar, and salt.
2. Mix in the almonds and vanilla, then gradually add the flour.
3. Shape the dough into balls and bake until lightly browned.
4. Roll the warm cookies in confectioners' sugar.
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To highlight the traditional cookies we suggest to create a dedicated set up. Setting up these sweet bites for a wedding or special occasion can be a charming and visually appealing process. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to present the cookies:
Select a beautiful display or serving tray that complements the theme or color scheme of the wedding. Consider using tiered trays, cake stands, or vintage platters for an elegant touch.
Line your display with decorative elements such as lace doilies, colorful fabric, or parchment paper. This adds a touch of sophistication and protects the serving surface.
Place the cookies on the display in an aesthetically pleasing arrangement. You can arrange them in rows, clusters, or even create a decorative pattern. Consider varying the heights by using tiered trays or cake stands.
Enhance the presentation by incorporating fresh flowers or greenery. Consider using small bouquets, individual flowers, or sprigs of herbs. Make sure they complement the color palette of the wedding.
If the wedding has a specific theme or color scheme, incorporate elements that match. This could include personalized signs, labels, or decorations that add a unique touch to the display.
Place small tongs, serving spoons, or decorative utensils near the cookies for guests to use. This adds a practical element to the setup and ensures that guests can serve themselves easily.
Consider providing individual packaging or favor bags for guests to take home some cookies. This can be a thoughtful touch and also helps keep the cookies fresh for guests who may want to save them for later.
If there are different types of cookies or if there are any allergens present, consider labeling the cookies. This helps guests make informed choices, especially if they have dietary restrictions.
Keep the cookies covered until it's time for the event to ensure freshness. If possible, set up the display shortly before the guests arrive to maintain the cookies' texture and appearance.
If there's a larger dessert table, coordinate the setup of the Italian wedding cookies with the overall theme and presentation. This creates a cohesive and visually appealing dessert spread.
By paying attention to these details, you can create a visually stunning and inviting setup for your Italian wedding cookies that adds to the overall ambiance of the celebration. What are you waiting for? Start creating your dessert table or contact us if you require help with your creative project.START THE CREATIVE PROJECT CHECK THE RECIPE