Prep 45 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is the recipe of Anna Bosnjak, cherished neighbor and mother of four wonderful daughters. It's a traditional Christmas Cookie brought to America by Croatian and Serbian Immigrants. Unfortunately it requires a special jazzbow cookie mold that is prized by their owners and handed down from generation to generation. I believe you could use any 1/2 inch deep mold if needed.
- 1 lb butter, softened
- 1 lb confectioners' sugar (10x)
- 1 1⁄2 flour, all purpose
- 1 lb walnuts, ground
- 4 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 teaspoon clove, ground
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg, ground
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 fluid ounce whiskey (optional)
- Cream together Butter and Sugar. Mix in the other ingredients until a tender dough is formed.
- Coat the cookie mold with granulated sugar (this helps release dough from the mold). Tap out the cookie and place on a cookie sheet. If dough is too soft, chill it for about 30 minutes then try to mold these again.
- Bake at 375 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
Perfect! This is my grandmother's recipe, and it's been lost from the family files. She came from Croatia when it was still Austro-Hungary. We have the mold, but not the recipe. Now if only I might print it!