A simple all-butter biscuit that melts in your mouth. These biscuits or similar variations are common in other countries, as well - also sometimes known as Russian Tea Biscuits or Mexican Wedding Cakes.
If you can't find rose water, use 1 tsp brandy instead, which commonly flavours kourambiedes in Greece. Also, you can substitute chopped almonds for the walnuts, if desired.
Excellent recipe Diana. I have tasted many of these biscuits but this recipe is the best! My Greek husband was really happy that I made them and it was my first time. - 01 Jan 2012
Does the rosewater go in at the part of the recipe where it mentions vanilla? - 09 Oct 2009
I just can't get them to stay in balls, mine end up flat, what am I doing wrong, Anyone. Have made this again and by looking at other peoples they say about using an egg yolk, not in this recipe . This needs to be taken of this site - 07 May 2013