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.
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 1 egg, separated
- 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoons grated orange zest
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon, zest of
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup flour, sifted
- 1⁄2 cup brazil nut, chopped
- 20 candied cherries
- Cream butter and sugar well.
- Add egg yolk, vanilla, orange and lemon zest and salt; beat well.
- Stir in lemon juice and flour.
- Cover and chill 3 or more hours.
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Roll dough into 40 small balls of about 1/2 rounded teaspoon each.
- Dip balls into the slightly beaten egg white, then roll in the chopped nuts.
- Place 1 inch apart on a greased cookie sheet, and press 1/2 candied cherry on top of each.
- Bake 25 minutes.
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
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.
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:)