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Brazil Nut Cookies Recipe

Brazil Nut Cookies Recipe

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 YIELD:54 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

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.