Russian Teacakes

Absolutely sinful. Sinfully delicious, that is. Also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes (no one has ever been able to explain to me why the two different names) these delightfully nutty cookies simply melt in the mouth. They have been a part of our Christmases for as long as I can remember, and I’m not one to break family traditions!

Russian Teacakes
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ¼ cups flour
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup finely chopped nuts

Heat oven to 400°. Mix thoroughly butter, sugar and vanilla. Work in flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together. Shape into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. While warm, roll in confectioners’ sugar. Cool. Roll in confectioners’ sugar again. Makes about 4 dozen.

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