Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

These cookies are a "must-have" at Christmas with our family. My mom used to roll them into nice little crescent shapes but I usually roll them into balls. I posting here in order not to lose the's scribbled on a piece of scrap paper right now.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and almond extract.
  3. Gradually stir in flour and salt.
  4. Add nuts and stir until well blended.
  5. Roll dough into teaspoon sized balls.
  6. Place on greased cookie sheet.
  7. BAke at 400 for 10-12 minutes, or until bottoms are light golden color.
  8. While still hot roll cookies in additional powdered sugar. I usually roll them at least 2 times.
Most Helpful

5 5

These are so easy to make yet so elegant and decicious. Just the recipe I was looking for! I used walnuts instead of pecans and that was good too.

5 5

This is the exact recipe I grew up with. Marvelous, easy to do; we always made them into balls too. Christmas cookie baking was never complete without them. Great flaky, buttery goodness. Sometimes we would wrap the dough around a whole pecan which is nice as well.