Since I won’t be making these this year (too tempting), I thought I’d post this recipe for anyone else who might enjoy them. Russian teacakes are my all time favorite holiday cookie. My mother has made them since we were kids and there’s a whole lot of nostalgia wrapped up in each one. I think the recipe is out of the Betty Crocker cookbook.
You will need:
- 1 cup butter
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¾ cup salt
- additional powdered sugar for rolling cookies in
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix thoroughly butter, sugar, and vanilla. Work in flour, salt, and nuts until dough holds together.
Shape into one inch balls on cookie sheet. Bake 10-12 minutes until set, but not brown. Roll in powdered sugar while warm, then let cool and roll a second time.
posted by Laurie Ryan