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Mustachudos

Mustachudos

The smell of cinnamon, orange and walnuts brings me right back to my childhood. Few smells evoke as powerful childhood memories for me as the smell of cinnamon and orange. My mom makes multiple batches of the recipe below a few days before Passover to give to friends and family. She first makes the mixture then forms the balls and lets them air dry in trays in the dining room for a few hours, needless to say that the aroma fills the room…

  • 250 grams walnuts
  • 1/3 cup icing sugar
  • ¾ tsp cinnamon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • Icing sugar

Pulse the walnuts with the icing sugar in the bowl of a food processor until the walnuts are finely ground. Add the orange zest, orange juice and cinnamon and continue pulsing until it looks like the mixture will hold its shape. Roll about a tablespoon size piece of the mixture between your hands and place on a rimmed dish covered with icing sugar; shake the dish to coat the walnut balls. Leave on the counter for a few hours, shake to make sure each ball is evenly coated with the icing sugar, place in an airtight container and store in the fridge.

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4 comments to Mustachudos

  • Megi, I just finished making a batch of these delicious cookies…need to let them air dry for a bit. Looking forward to tasting them:). Thank you for the recipe… They smell fantastic!

  • LindenTea

    Ellie, I am so glad you tried them. Thank you for letting me know, I hope you’ll like the taste too. :)

  • Megi, I had to come back and let you know how we liked them:)… We loved them! Sort of brought back a bit of Christmas flavors in February…
    They look so cute, as well… all powdered up:) Definitely will be making these again…
    As I was letting them air-dry a bit, my husband would pass by them( I left them on the kitchen counter) and take one. Needless to say, they didn’t last very long:)… Thank you so much for the recipe!

  • LindenTea

    Thank you for trying Ellie and letting me know, I’ll be making a batch (or two) of these for Passover.

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