Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Baking Ep 6

Russian Teacakes. These are a family tradition. My grandma used to make them along with fudge, divinity and all sorts of other goodies. While I don't make them near as well as she did, I have carried on the tradition. I only make them at Christmas, I want to keep them special, not to mention they are a lot of work lol.

1 cup soft butter (must be real, not margarine.)
1/2 cup powdered/confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 all purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts


Preheat oven to 400F

Mix together thoroughly the butter, confectioners sugar and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix together the flour and salt. Slowly combine it with the butter mixture. Then Mix in the chopped nuts. Mix thoroughly.

Chill dough. Roll into 1" balls. Place 2 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until set but not brown, (7-12 mins depending on your oven). While still warm roll in confectioner's sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.

Makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies

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