Medium Cookie – Brazil Nut Sticks

Brazil Nut Sticks

1 pound of Brazil nut meats or 3 lbs unshelled
2 eggs
2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
1 ½ tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon extract
½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 cups all purpose flour
½ tsp baking powder
1 egg white, slightly beaten

Chop nuts in a blender or food processor (or in real life, your children with a nut grinder)
Toast in 350 degree oven until light brown
Beat eggs until thick and lemon coloured
Gradually add sugar and extracts. Beat well
Mix in dry ingredients. Reserving a ½ cup of nuts.
Chill well

Place dough on foil lined cookie sheets and form into 4 inch sticks ¼ inch in diameter
Brush with egg white and sprinkle with remaining nuts.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes or until light brown

This recipe freezes well. The Brazil nuts will crack easier if frozen first.