Russian Tea Cakes (Shhhh.... they're really cookies)

Russian Tea Cakes (Shhhh…. they’re really cookies)

Russian Tea Cakes

I grew up eating these at Christmas.  Sometimes I would see how many I could fit in my mouth at once!

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Softened Butter

½ Cup Powdered Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

¼ Teaspoon Salt

2 ¼ Cups Unbleached Flour

¾ Cup Finely Chopped Walnuts

Additional Powdered Sugar

In a large bowl combine first 6 ingredients on the low speed of a mixer for about 1 minute.  Gradually add flour at low speed until just combined.  Next stir in the nuts.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place them about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350° F for 8 to 10 minutes or until firm to the touch – but NOT brown.  Do NOT over bake.  While warm, roll in additional powdered sugar.  Cool and re-roll in powdered sugar before serving. 

A holiday favorite!

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