The recipe had nuts, cardamom, and orange zest. And it was a snowball cookie, with which I like to experiment.
And I promptly forgot where it was.
I remember seeing the recipe in a magazine, or could it have been on FB? Definitely not Pinterest. Well, almost definite. But I knew it was in the house or that I had access to it. I started looking--Saveur, Cook's Illustrated, Cook's Country, NYTimes, Taste of Home--both hard copy and online without finding anything. And similar versions I found online through general searches weren't as tempting.
Today, I found it. By accident.
I was sorting through magazines today, including a new subscription to Tea Time, and found the recipe. It was walnuts, not almonds, as I had thought; I probably made the substitution in my head, because I like almonds better.
And so here it is.
I imagine I'll be making them for Christmas this year.
Walnut-Cardamom Snowball Cookies
2 cups salted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon orange extract
3 3/4 cups flour
1 tablespoon fresh orange zest
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped walnuts (NB substitute almonds!)