Thursday, May 19, 2011


Here at my home, an empty cookie jar is not something to be taken lightly!  After being informed yesterday by my youngest daughter that there were no cookies in the jar, I went in search of a new recipe to try.  I found this one in an old cookbook and thought it sounded interesting.  I loved the name of the cookies – Secrets, so I knew I had to bake them.


1 c butter

2 t vanilla

1/4 c confectioners sugar (sifted)

1 T water

2 c flour, sifted

1 c chopped nuts

3 T confectioners sugar

Combine the butter and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.  Add the 1/4 c of confectioners sugar and cream until light and fluffy.  Add water and mix well.  Shape the dough into rolls about 1 1/2” long.  Place on baking sheets and bake at 300 degrees for about 15 minutes.  After the cookies are done, roll in the 3 T confectioners sugar.


My husband and daughters loved these and best of all, they were easy to make.

I’m joining Miz Helen for Full Plate Thursday and Lisa at Sweet as Sugar Cookies for Sweets for a Saturday.  See you there!




Brandi said...

Oh yum! Your cookies remind me of Russian teacakes! My mom used to make them a lot around the holidays when I was a kid.

Miz Helen said...

Hi DG,
I am about to have my afternoon tea and would just love to have a couple of your wonderful cookies. I love this recipe. Thanks for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!