Friday, September 02, 2005

Russian Tea Cakes

Source: AllRecipes

1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
2 teaspoons milk (I added this to help the dough come together)
1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Add milk if necessary to help dough come together. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When somewhat cool, roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. I also like to roll mine in the sugar a second time, especially if the first coating begins to get a little gummy which can happen if cookies are warm when rolled in the sugar.

I talked about this recipe HERE.

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