Easy Homemade Italian Struffoli Christmas Honey Balls

Easy Homemade Italian Struffoli Christmas Honey Balls

Homemade Italian struffoli is so good during the holidays. These fried dough balls with honey are so tasty. Whether you know them as Christmas Honey Balls or fried cookies with honey glaze and sprinkles, they’re wonderful! This is the best struffoli recipe!


2 1/2 Cup flour divided plus extra is for dusting hands and surfaces
2 Tablespoon sugar
2 Teaspoons lemon zest
1/2 Teaspoon salt
1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
2 Tablespoons salted butter softened
3 eggs
1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
4 Cups canola oil enough to have about 2 inches of oil in your pot for deep frying
1 Cup honey
2 Teaspoon sugar
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
4 Tablespoons sprinkles
powdered sugar optional garnishes
candied cherries optional garnishes
nuts optional garnishes


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