Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Russian Teacakes

These cookies happen to be Nathan's mother's favorite...and in a couple short days, she will be receiving a surprise package in the mail which will include these melt-in-your-mouth cookies! They are also a family favorite and one cookie that I will never not include in my Christmas cookie arsenal.

The dough is tender, with a nutty walnut crunch - and the confectioner's sugar coating gives a great lip-smacking finish.


1 cup of butter, softened (no substitutions)
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Additional confectioner's sugar, for dredging

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Mix butter, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Work in flour, salt and nits until dough holds together when squeezed. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, or until set but not brown. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool on a wire rack. Once completely cool, roll again in powdered sugar.

(Photo credit: Talida at http://talidabakes.blogspot.com)


Patricia Scarpin said...

I have seen and read about these cookies so much! I should have tried them by now.
Yours look heavenly, Kat!

Clover said...

This is Clover's mom - your cookies look fantastic!
I was feeling pretty proud of myself yesterday for having made a batch of plain old candy cane cookies. Not so much anymore... lol.
You are inspiring me to get back to that kitchen! Maybe I will try out some of these recipes - thanks! :)

talida said...

thanks for crediting my photo :) hope yours turned out great!