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Bronia Sonnenschein's Nuss Pusserln

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 1/2 c. walnuts

Beat egg whites until stiff, fold in sugar and walnuts.

Bake in moderate oven 10- 15 minutes

Bronia Sonnenschein was a friend of mine and a Holocaust survivor. At the end of the war, when she was liberated, she bought herself a red dress to celebrate. She was a gallant lady and an inspiration to many.


7 Responses to Bronia Sonnenschein's Nuss Pusserln
Talia says:

For something so simple, this is a surprisingly delicious recipe!

What does “Nuss Pusserln” mean?

2012-03-16 15:22:20 -0700
Dan Sonnenschein says:

It means “little nut kisses” in Viennese dialect. Bronia was my cherished mother.

I’d love to know who submitted her recipe and very kind comments – thank you!

2012-06-20 20:59:18 -0700
Dan Sonnenschein says:

Okay, now I know for sure from checking the History, though I had an inkling. Claudia Cornwall, author of the award-winning book Letter from Vienna, wrote two articles about my mother, in one of which she mentioned these cookies. Thanks again, Claudia!

2012-06-20 21:24:02 -0700
Dan Sonnenschein says:

The walnuts should be finely chopped. Also, my Mom added a little vanilla extract to the mix. Enjoy!

2012-09-03 08:34:31 -0700
Harriet Abramson says:

Bronia was such an elegant lady and I am sure these are delicious…something to try soon. thanks for this simple recipe.

2012-10-07 12:07:23 -0700
Piry Eaton says:

Made these cookies today..reminded me of my mothers baking..what an easy confection..couldn’t keep my husband’s hands out of the mixing bowl..these cookies are going to be a household favorite. Thankyou Danny

2017-03-26 18:15:33 -0700
Rivqa Kastiel says:

Dan gave me 2 cookies and I took three for my children, Ya’el and Izack. They loved them! Very addictive, yummy!

2018-07-03 18:12:01 -0700