Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Day 6 - Russian Teacakes

12 Days of Cookies
These cookies go by lots of names but I have an old cookbook my step-Mom gave me that she used so much it's falling apart. (When I get my new camera..(tomorrow!!) I'll try to get a photo of it.

Enjoy these crunchy, sugared, nut-filled snowballs!

Russian Teacakes

1 c. soft butter
1/2 c. sifted (I don't) confectioner's sugar
1 t. vanilla
2-1/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 t. salt
3/4 finely chopped nuts (I toast mine first)

Cream together the butter, confectioner's sugar and vanilla with electric mixer. Gradually add flour and salt, mixing on low speed just until combined.

Stir in nuts.

Chill dough. Roll into 1" balls. Place on cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until set and very slightly browned.

While still warm, roll in confectioner's sugar. Place on wire rack to cool. Roll in confectioner's sugar again.

Makes about 4 dozen.

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