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Easy Cookie Recipe

Grandma's Nugget Cookies

This delicious cookie recipe has been a family favorite for more than 60 years. It's a holiday treat that we look forward to each year.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 Cookies


  • mixer
  • oven


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar plus extra powdered sugar for dusting cookies after baked
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbls vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1/2 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts) chopped


  • Preheat oven to 325º.
  • Cream softened butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl mix together flour and salt.
  • Gradually add flour mixture into the butter mixture and mix until well combined. The mixture will be dry and crumbly.
  • Add vanilla and almond extract to the cookie dough and mix until well combined.
  • Finally, fold in nuts.
  • Roll cookie dough mixture into small balls about the size of a walnut and flatten. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake cookies at 325º for 25 minutes or until very lightly browned.
  • Let cookies cool completely, then dredge in powdered sugar.


Cookies can be stored in an air tight container and frozen for several months. This makes it easy to get your holiday baking done early and enjoy them throughout the Christmas season.
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