Field editor Mary Steiner of West Bend, Wisconsin sent her recipe for these melt-in-your-mouth morsels. Cardamom, almond extract and walnuts enhance the flavor of these buttery cookies.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, divided
- 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
- 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, cream butter and 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- until smooth. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, cardamom and salt;
- gradually add to the creamed mixture. Stir in walnuts.
- Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until edges are golden.
- Roll warm cookies in remaining confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire
- racks. Yield: 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 191 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 111 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.