Russian Tea Cakes delicious traditional Russian pastries date back the the 18th century as a confection used in a tea-sharing ceremony but now popular at Christmas time and at Weddings.


1 cup butter or margarineRussian Tea Cakes
1/2 cup sifted icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts


Mix together the butter, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly until light and fluffy.

Sift in the flour and salt then stir in the chopped nuts.

Cover and refrigerate the dough for 1-2 hours.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Roll dough in 1″ balls then place on an ungreased baking tray.

Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes until set but not brown.

Roll in icing sugar while still warm.

Cool on wire racks.


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