These cookies go by many names: Sand Tarts, Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Butternut, Snowflake, Russian Tea Cake, Viennese Snowball. No matter the name, these cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. We bring in Vanilla and Almond goodness with a pair of extracts. A salty bite of French Sel Gris helps point all the buttery, nutty flavors in the right direction.
Cocoons are a mainstay on the traditional Catholic offering to St. Joseph each spring. Cocoons can be found on St. Joseph’s altars along with Fig and Italian Seed Cookies. We love this generations-old recipe. Your grandmother would call this one “a keeper!”