Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 25 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


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


Most Helpful

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

Boomette February 06, 2012

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.

pj lin November 04, 2007

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:)

Kittencal@recipezazz February 13, 2005

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