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Russian Tea Cakes contributed by, Will from the Seven Hills School in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Russian Tea Cakes
From Russia
by Will

Russian Tea Cakes

Ingredients

unsalted butter, at room temperature………………………1 cup
powdered sugar………………………………………………….1/2
pure vanilla extract……………………………………………..1 1/2 teaspoons
flour…………………………………………………………………..2 1/4 cup
salt……………………………………………………………………1/4 teaspoons
finely chopped walnuts or pecans…………………………3/4 cup
powdered sugar ………………………………………………..1 cup

Directions

1.Mix the butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Sift the flour and the salt, stirring until combined (It will sticky).  Mix in the nuts.  Place the dough on some plastic wrap and shape into a ball.  Wrap and chill in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes.

Preheat oven to 400˚ F.  Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on a cookie sheet (cookies don’t spread) Bake 10-12 minutes, or until set but not brown.  While still warm, roll in the remaining powdered sugar.  Set aside to cool, and then roll  them one more time in the sugar before serving.

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