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. They 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!”
Makes 3 dozen cookies.