Russian Tea Cakes
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Serves: 40
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2¼ cup flour, sifted
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup finely chopped pecans
  • additional confectioners sugar for rolling cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 400ยบ F.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix flour and salt together then stir into the butter mixture until combined.
  4. Mix in nuts.
  5. Roll dough into 1" balls and place on un-greased cookie sheet about 1" apart (cookies do not spread.)
  6. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until set (NOT brown.)
  7. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  8. While still warm, roll in confectioners sugar and cool on wire rack.
  9. Roll in confectioners sugar again.
Recipe by I Heart Kitchen at