Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Nut Cookies - recipe

Greta's Christmas Nut Cookies*
*In memory of Greta Bubbel

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda
1 cup soft butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Sift flour with salt and soda. In a separate bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat until well blended. Add flour gradually, mixing well. Stir in nuts. Chill dough until stiff.

Divide dough in half and form into 2 uniform rolls approx. 2" in diameter. Wrap in wax paper and freeze; or store in fridge overnight. Cut with a sharp knife into 1/4" thick slices. Place 1" apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350-F or 177-C degrees for 8 - 10 minutes. Yields approx. 40 cookies

Contributed by Joan Bramsch, author of The Sophisticated Mountain Gal...and available in WHAT'S COOKING, a collection of recipes from authors at

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