Grandma’s Nut Coins

Cars and Moons Instead Of Coins ;o)

How delightful to convert my Austrian Grandma’s traditional X-mas cookie recipe of so called ‘Nusstaler’ into a healthier version made with spelt flour.

Delicious X-mas Cookies!

And made a second version with poppy seeds – freshly delivered from Austria – delicious!

Version 1 and 2


Grandma’s Original Recipe in German

1 1/2 Cup of Spelt Flour

1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

1/2 Cup finely chopped Walnuts

1 Egg

1/2 Cup Canola Oil

1 Tsp Baking Soda

Brushing the Egg Yolk Glaze


Step 1

Blend all ingredients until a firm, non-sticky dough forms.

Step 2

Roll dough on a flat surface until 1/4 inch thick (1/2 cm). Use cookie clutters to cut out forms.

Kitchen Helpers Are Always Welcome!

Step 3

Place cookies on a cookie pan covered with a sheet of baking parchment.

Careful Placing On Baking Sheet

Bake in oven for 15 minutes @ 350 F (180 C).

Raw Forms

Step 4 – Extra Nutty Topping

Take another egg and extract egg yolk. Fluff it up with fork. Use a kitchen brush to put a thin layer of egg yolk on each cookie surface. Top it with a chopped walnut.

Egg Yolk Glaze Topped With Nuts

They are most Austrian sweets, they are way less sweet compared to American deserts. Perfect with a cup of ☕!

Poppy Seeds Cookie Car


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