Enjoy ... these are wonderful! I like to use almonds, but you can experiment with other nuts, if you like.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the yolk, cream and vanilla. Beat well. Add the nuts, flour and baking powder.

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  • Chill the dough for about 1 hour.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).

  • Mold dough into little round balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 12 minutes.

  • As you take the balls off of the cookies sheet, drop them into a bowl of confectioner's sugar. Roll them around until they are completely covered. Remove and cool on a rack.

Nutrition Facts

105.8 calories; 1.3 g protein; 13.6 g carbohydrates; 22.7 mg cholesterol; 55.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (6)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Made these for Christmas and New Years and they were a hit! I did not add any nuts and rolled in c. sugar before and after baking. I will make again with a twist adding lemon zest w/o nuts. Read More
(6)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
I made this cookie recipe exactly to the directions and the "balls" fell to regular flat round cookies. Taste was ok but appearance was not satisfactory Read More
(20)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Made these for Christmas and New Years and they were a hit! I did not add any nuts and rolled in c. sugar before and after baking. I will make again with a twist adding lemon zest w/o nuts. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
12/22/2003
I made this cookie recipe exactly to the directions and the "balls" fell to regular flat round cookies. Taste was ok but appearance was not satisfactory Read More
(20)
Rating: 3 stars
12/06/2007
I used chopped pecans in mine and chilled for about 3 hours. I remember my grandmother making these and she would roll them into little "logs" instead of balls. She also rolled them in the powdered sugar while they were still warm forming a paste and then again after they had cooled. That is what I did. Turned out ok. A similar recipe found in most cookie books is "Sandies." Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/20/2005
I thought the previous review must have done something wrong but I had the same results: flat not round cookies that were crumbly and the powder got sticky. I saved the situation by putting my cooling rack over the sink and sifting powder sugar onto the cookies while hot and again avter the first dusting got sticky. Read More
(13)
Rating: 1 stars
12/22/2008
I think the problem is that these cookies typically don't have eggs in them. It causes the dough to spread out. I'll try a more traditional recipe. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
Made these for Christmas and New Years and they were a hit! I did not add any nuts and rolled in c. sugar before and after baking. I will make again with a twist adding lemon zest w/o nuts. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2006
They tasted good but fell apart. Read More
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