Yummy Recipe Monday: Mom's Russian Teacakes

MOM’S RUSSIAN TEACAKES
yield: 48 COOKIES
This is my Mom's famous Russian Teacake recipe! This classic recipe is a family favorite, wether you call them snowballs or teacakes or wedding cookies!
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (pecans, walnuts, or almonds)
  • Powdered sugar for rolling
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preaheat oven to 375°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Mix butter, ½ cup powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add flour and salt and mix until the dough comes together. Stir in the nuts. If dough is too soft, chill it until you can work it easily with your hands.
  3. Scoop 1 tablespoon balls of dough and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  4. Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes until bottoms are just slightly brown. Remove from oven and cool for just a minute, until you can handle them. Fill a small bowl with powdered sugar and roll each cookie in the sugar until coated.
  5. Place on a rack to cool. (Once cookies are cooled, you may want to re-roll them in more powdered sugar.)
NOTES:
  • Use butter for best results. Do not substitute margarine or butter spreads.
  • Be careful not to overmeasure the flour. Scoop into the cup with a spoon, do not pack it!
My mom.
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