This has been a favorite Christmas cookie for years -- a bit of trouble to make but well worth it. Melt in your mouth goodness.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cream butter, cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla, lemon peel and salt until fluffy. Gradually mix in confectioners' sugar, then the flour to make stiff dough.

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  • Chill dough for 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Shape dough into 30 - one inch balls.

  • Beat egg white until foamy. Dip balls in egg white then roll in chopped nuts. Arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet and make a depression in each with your thumb.

  • Bake for 12-15 minutes, until cookies begin to brown on the bottoms. Carefully remove to wire rack and while hot fill each depression with 1/2 teaspoon of apricot preserves or your favorite jam.

Nutrition Facts

260 calories; protein 3.7g; carbohydrates 24.6g; fat 17g; cholesterol 43.6mg; sodium 130.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (3)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2006
These cookies are delicious. Use a processer to get fine walnut crumbs. A little messy to make but definitely worth it. Read More
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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/06/2006
These cookies are delicious. Use a processer to get fine walnut crumbs. A little messy to make but definitely worth it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Delicious! Made them for Christmas and everyone raved about them. One person asked for the recipe which I e-mailed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
Very flavorful however a little crumbly. Overall I would make again. Read More
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