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Russian Tea Cakes


  • 1 Cup butter, softened

  • ½ Cup powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 2 ¼ cups flour

  • ¾ Cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • Powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.

  2. Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.

  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.

  5. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

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