Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

My mother received this recipe from a lady friend when I was a small girl and it's been a family favorite for Christmas every year since. We always used colored frostings for the centers. These are a very delicate cookie, so handle with care.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together butter( let butter soften) and powder sugar with mixer. Add vanilla and water, mix well.
  2. By hand add flour and salt til mixed and then add nuts.
  3. Roll into tsp size balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Press each center with thumb.
  5. Bake at 300 degree oven for 15-20 minutes.
  6. These cookies don't turn brown but you can tell they are baked.
  7. Remove from cookie sheet and cool completely. Add frosting to each center and enjoy.
  8. Makes about 3 dozen.