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My Aunt Kathy's Russian Tea Cakes

These were always known as our Christmas cookies and my aunt would make these little these powdery balls and bring over to gram's house on Christmas Day. Then my mom had started using this recipe for her tea parties way back when I was a little girl. They match perfectly with fruity jams like strawberry jam (my fav)!

Cast of Characters: butter, vanilla, flour, salt, powdered sugar...
...and I forgot to take of picture of my nuts...

Servings: 2 dozens
1 cup butter or margarine, softened.
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 & 1/4 cup finely chopped nuts
Additional powdered sugar to roll the cookies over...


heat oven to 400 degrees. Beat butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl.

 Use a large mixer on medium speed, or mix with a spoon. THIS WAS WHEN I BROKE MY MIXER!!! :( Use a spoon, honestly!

Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. 

 Bake 8 to 9 minutes or  until set but not brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in additional powdered sugar.

Let it cool completely on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again...

....and.... oh those christmas memories are coming back...

And they go well with a cup of Honey Lemon de Creme! mmm!

Hope you enjoyed!

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