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SarahSarah Armstrong

Also known as Mexican Wedding cookies or Snowball Cookies. The brandy in these makes them special.

servings:About 2 dozen


  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon brandy
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons orange flower water
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
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If you can't find orange flower water, a substitute is to take the zest of 1 orange and steep it in 1 cup of sweet white wine for 24 hours. Strain and use.



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