Crunchy Nut Treats

These are a wonderful nutty and slightly sweet bite to have at any party.

Makes: 36Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 36


  • 3⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar, divided
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts


  • Preheat oven to 300°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper. Place 1⁄2 cup confectioners’ sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the shortening, 3⁄4 cup confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla extract. Beat in the flour at low speed. Stir in the nuts.
  • Shape the dough into round balls and place several inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 15 minutes. Check frequently during the last 5 minutes to ensure they don’t scorch.
  • Transfer cookies to a wire rack. Roll the warm cookies in confectioners’ sugar. Let stand until cool.