Russian Tea Cakes
1 cup softened butter or margarine
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
In a large bowl combine ingredients on low speed of mixer about 1 minute. Blend well. Gradually add flour at low speed until just combined; stir in nuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls; place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes until firm to the touch but not brown. Do not overbake. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool; re-roll in powdered sugar before serving.
I must try the Russian teacakes!
I stumbled across your Hillary post on WP. I like your blog. Here is a recipe you might like to try. These are our Christmas cookies.
1 c shortening or butter
1 c sugar
1/2 c molasses
1c hot water
1 c raisins or walnuts or nothing at all.
4 c freshly sifted flour
1 t soda
1/4 t salt
1 t ginger
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t cloves
Stir flour with other dry ingredients in second list. Set aside.
Cream sugar and shortening together. Add egg and mix well. Stir in molasses. Stir in flour 1/4 c at a time until it makes cookie dough.
Set oven to 350 and drop cookie dough in small teaspoons on a cookie sheet. Cook for ten minutes. Remove and transfer to a wire to cool.
I didn’t get amounts from mom. 😦
Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract.
This is buttercream frosting. Pretty basic.
After cookies cool, add a dallop of frosting.