Russian Tea Cakes
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Dense, buttery, and coated with powdered sugar, these Russian Tea Cakes are a popular holiday treat.
Recipe type: dessert
Cuisine: Russian
Serves: 18
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cup all purpose flour, sifted
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup finally chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixer bowl, cream together the butter, sugar and vanilla.
  3. Sift together the flour and the salt, then mix into the butter mixture about one third at a time.
  4. Stir in the nuts.
  5. Using a spoon or a small cookie scoop to get the right amount, roll the dough into 1 inch balls, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are set but not brown.
  6. Place the powdered sugar in a bowl, and roll the cookies in it while they are still warm. Allow to cool on wire racks, then roll them in the powdered sugar again once they have cooled off.
  7. Makes about 3 dozen.
You'll need about a cup of walnut halves to make ¾ cup ground walnuts.
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