Brazil Nut Cookies Recipe
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Brazil Nut Cookies Recipe

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Brazil nuts may be an unusual ingredient for a cookie recipe, but the flavor is absolutely outstanding. The recipe from my mother for these rich buttery cookies goes back more than 70 years.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:54 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 54 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped Brazil nuts
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 104 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 62 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in nuts and coconut.
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until bottom of cookies are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Brazil Nut Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2006, p59

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2014

"I tried these the other day. what a hit. everyone loved them. In my oven, I only needed 8 minutes and the bottoms were lightly browned.


Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"The Brazil nuts are a nice touch, but I'd add some flavor. Also I am wondering what kind of oven you're using. After trial and error I found that at 350 degrees F the cookies needed at least 22 minutes in the oven to come out crunchy."

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"Unusual and delicious. I made a variety of cookies, and of the lot these were the first gone."

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