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“This is an old recipe that my Gramps used to make (Great Grandpa). The cookies are not really sweet, but the flavor is wonderful all the same. It's definitely more of an adult cookie. I am guessing on the servings, so please let me know how many cookies it makes and I will post the correction. (I can't make them anymore with regular wheat flour since I have to make everything gluten free) UPDATE: I asked my mom if she ever substituted anything for the brandy and she said she rarely included it and just increased the vanilla to a tsp.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, sugar, salt, & vanilla till fluffy.
  3. Stir in flour.
  4. Add brandy (or drink it) & chopped nuts and mix well.
  5. Shape into 3/4" balls using 1/2 tablespoon dough per cookie and roll in additional powdered sugar before placing on cookie sheet.
  6. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 20 minutes.

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