Saturday, December 17, 2011

Russian Tea Cakes

These tasty little powder sugar covered cookies are always on my hubby’s list of Christmas Cookies.  Don’t tell him but I love them too ;)

Russian Tea Cakes

      1       cup butter

      ½    cup sifted powder sugar

1       teaspoons vanilla extract

 cups all-purpose flour

¼    teaspoon salt

¾    cup finely chopped pecans

       Additional powdered sugar


     Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually add ½ cup sugar, beating until light & fluffy.  Stir in vanilla.

     Combine flour, salt & pecans; gradually add to creamed mixture, blending well.  Chill until firm.

     Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 400 degrees for 12 to15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Roll in additional powdered sugar while warm.  Cool on wire racks, and roll again in powdered sugar.

 YIELD: About 4 dozen

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