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Brazil Nut Melts

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Ground brazil nuts 6 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cake flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Orange juice 3 Tablespoon
  Thinly sliced brazil nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Confectioners' sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

Cream shortening, add sugar and egg yolks and cream thoroughly.
Mix the ground nuts, lemon rind, salt and flour together and add to the creamed mixture alternately with the orange juice.
Fold in sliced nuts, drop by teaspoons onto a greased cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes at 400°F.
While hot roll in confectioners' sugar.
Makes 40 small cookies.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Party

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3286 Calories from Fat 2172

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 253 g388.7%

Saturated Fat 60.3 g301.4%

Trans Fat 13.5 g

Cholesterol 370.2 mg123.4%

Sodium 267.6 mg11.2%

Total Carbohydrates 232 g77.4%

Dietary Fiber 31.6 g126.4%

Sugars 90.1 g

Protein 56 g111.7%

Vitamin A 10.5% Vitamin C 45.3%

Calcium 48.8% Iron 34%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Brazil Nut Melts Recipe