Italian Wedding (Christmas) Cookies This Christmas, Stacey makes traditional Italian Wedding cookies, also called Russian tea cakes, snowball cookies or even Italian Wedding Christmas Cookies. Yields approx. 36 cookies 3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted 1 ½ cups finely ground blanched almonds ¾ cups confectioners’ sugar, plus 1 cup for rolling ¾ teaspoon salt 1 ½ cups unsalted butter, room temperature 5 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract