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    Butter-Nut Drops

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    1 hrs 10 mins

    45 mins

    25 mins

    mianbao's Note:

    This is from a cookbook issued by the Culinary Arts Institute in 1949, that my mother used as a young bride. I especially thought these cookies were good, though they do take some time. If you can't find Brazil nuts, you could substitute some other variety. Cooking time is for one batch.

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    1. 1
      Cream butter and sugar well.
    2. 2
      Add egg yolk, vanilla, orange and lemon zest and salt; beat well.
    3. 3
      Stir in lemon juice and flour.
    4. 4
      Cover and chill 3 or more hours.
    5. 5
      Preheat oven to 350F.
    6. 6
      Roll dough into 40 small balls of about 1/2 rounded teaspoon each.
    7. 7
      Dip balls into the slightly beaten egg white, then roll in the chopped nuts.
    8. 8
      Place 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet, and press 1/2 candied cherry on top of each.
    9. 9
      Bake 25 minutes.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 06, 2012


      Wonderful flavor of citrus. I rolled them in chopped walnuts. And used orange cherries. The taste is so good with the citrus/walnuts/cherry. Thanks Mianbao :) Made for your win in Bargain Basement tag game

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    • on November 05, 2007


      After i've made some different kind of "brazil nut" cookies, I have to say I love the combination of cinnamon and bazil nut more than of citris(lemon or orange) and brazil nuts.

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    • on February 13, 2005


      Mainbao, these cookies are so good! and very habit forming I may add. I subbed the Brazil nuts for very finely chopped walnuts. I actually made up the dough last evening and baked them this morning. I didn't get 40 cookies, I only got 30 something, I must have rolled them a bit too large, anyway they are truly delicious! thank you for sharing this wonderful cookie recipe!....Kittencal:)

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    Nutritional Facts for Butter-Nut Drops

    Serving Size: 1 (442 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 49.8
    Calories from Fat 32
    Total Fat 3.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    Cholesterol 10.7 mg
    Sodium 36.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 3.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 1.3 g
    Protein 0.7 g

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    candied cherries

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