RUSSIAN TEA CAKES

SOUTHERN LIVING CHRISTMAS COOKIES

serving size: 48

preparation time: 1 hour 30 minutes


Ingredients

1 Cup Butter
1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar -- Sifted
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
3/4 Cup Finely Chopped Pecans or Walnuts
Additional Powdered Sugar -- Sifted

Instructions

Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, salt, and pecans; gradually add to creamed mixture, blending well. Chill until firm. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on un-greased cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Roll in additional powdered sugar while warm. Cool on wire racks, and roll again in powdered sugar.



About 4 dozen

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