Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins

Although there is a little work involved, these are my family's favorites. I would be disowned if I didn't make these every Christmas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine butter, egg yolks and brown sugar with mixer.
  2. Add flour gradually.
  3. Form 1 in balls.
  4. Dip the ball in egg whites and then roll the ball in chopped walnuts.
  5. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  6. Create an indentation in the center of the ball and fill it with jam or preserves.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 20 minutes.
Most Helpful

These cookies are great! I add 2 teaspoons of vanilla to the butter, brown sugar and egg yolks.

Mary Anne Foster December 21, 2003

Your recipie has become Christmas tradition at my house the past couple years. Can't believe I forgot to review earlier! So good...yumm Thanks for sharing.

crescendogal December 19, 2007

I rolled my cookies with ground pecans instead of almonds and filled them with strawberry jam, these were a big hit. Thanks for the great recipe!

Pam&Pink December 16, 2007