Russian Tea Cakes I

Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 12 min
Ready in: 35 min

“This is a family recipe that’s been made at Christmas time by at least 4 generations. This year will be the first for number 5!!! ‘Bubba’ brought it with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners’ sugar. I also like to roll mine in the sugar a second time.

Footnotes

Partner Tip

  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 102 calories; 7.3  8.2  1.3  14  37