* I made these with and without the nuts and I think I like them equally. When I used the 1/2 cup finely ground nuts and 1/2 cup mint chips, I also added 1 Tablespoon of water to the nut version when I added the extracts. As you might expect, the version with the nuts is has the ground nut texture, while the one without seems mintier but there's still texture from the chips.
*For yield, when I made them with the nuts, I got about 35 cookies. When I made it with only the mint chips, I got about 44 cookies. The chips are bulkier than the nuts and therefore add a little more volume.
Adapted from Russian Teacakes, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Christmas Cookies Edition 1992
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