Holiday Cookies

Russian Tea Cakes

By An Edible Mosaic

The dough will be fairly thick and crumbly, but you should be able to shape it into balls when you squeeze it.

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Step 1

Add the softened butter, powdered sugar and vanilla to a large bowl. You can use an electric beater or just mix the dough by hand. Stir in the flour, salt, and chopped nuts.

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Step 2

Shape the dough into 1-tablespoon size balls with a scoop, and then roll them until smooth. Arrange the dough balls on a large cookie sheet. Bake the cookies until they’re set and golden brown on the bottom.

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Step 3

Carefully roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar. Place the rolled cookies on a wire rack to cool completely. Once the cookies are cooled, roll them again in powdered sugar.

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These shortbread-like cookies are rich and buttery with a hint of vanilla & nutty crunch.