When I was a little girl one of my favorite teachers taught me this wonderful recipe.


Recipe Summary

2 1/2 dozen


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Cream butter, add sugar gradually cream until smooth. Blend in flour. Stir in nuts, water, and vanilla. Mix well.

  • Shape into small 1 inch balls, press down while pressing in 1 whole clove on ungreased baking sheet.

  • Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes. While still warm roll into confectioners' sugar. If desired roll again when cooled.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 4g 8% DV; carbohydrates 24.7g 8% DV; fat 22g 34% DV; cholesterol 40.7mg 14% DV; sodium 116.4mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
I've been seeing this kind of cookie recipe for a while and decided to try this (it's a good way to use up some whole cloves I have on hand). I didn't think I made the cookies very big and my yield was still only 23 cookies not 30. I used all the right ingredients (my flour was unbleached though). I baked the first dozen for 20 minutes and they didn't look too done so the next batch baked for 23 and was better. I'll probably make this again soon and try for 25 minutes. But then again I live at 6200 feet so maybe that's why. These cookies are pretty mild and light. Maybe a little too floury though. Pretty easy and basic and I'm sure with some expert tweaking they could be very good in my opinion. Read More