Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes
Recipe type: desserts
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • cup powdered sugar
  • tsp salt
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • cup finely chopped walnuts (or whole walnuts you chop down to ¾ cup)
  • additional powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In mixing bowl combine butter and sugar on low speed until combined. Next add vanilla and salt, mix well. Gradually add flour at low speed until just combined; add nuts (some people like to stir the nuts with a spoon, I keep the mixer on low). Roll dough into 1 inch balls (about the size of a walnut); place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes until firm to the touch but not brown. Do not over-bake. While still warm, roll in additional powdered sugar. Cool and re-roll in powdered sugar (you may want to do this right before to serve them).
Do not over-bake these cookies, you should keep a good eye on the oven. Mrs. Lucy Walters shared this with me. I love these cookies and just like the name says they are perfect with a cup of Christmas Tea.


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