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  • 1 cup Butter room temperature
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 600 grams All Purpose Flouer
  • 2 powdered Vanilla or 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 180 grams Roasted Almonds or Walnuts chopped… we prefer Almonds
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 30 grams Cognac
  • 3/4 Sugar Powder & extra for coating


  • In a small pan add just a bit of butter and roast the almonds until they become crunchy and brown. Once the almonds are done set them aside.
  • In a large bowl beat bowl and powdered sugar until combined.
  • Beat in the egg yolk, vanilla.
  • Slowly start to add in the flour and cognac and continue to beat.
  • Continue by adding the almonds, or walnuts which ever you prefer and combine with hands.
  • This becomes a dough mix.
  • Take a small part of the dough and roll into a ball, press down with thumb in the center, and or roll out the dough to make half moon shapes
  • Coat with the extra Powder Sugar it should cover the cookies as shown in the picture above.