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Brazil Nut Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

about 4-1/2 dozen

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.
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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 sweetened shredded 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.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 104 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 62mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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