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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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