With the Sochi Winter Olympics starting soon, we decided to make some Russian treats. My girls thought these tea cakes would make a fun tea party treat. These are very easy to make, and taste wonderful too! Definitely a nice addition to a tea party!
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered/confectioner’s sugar, plus extra for dusting
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (you can substitute with other nuts)
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400F.
Mix the softened butter, vanilla, and 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar.
Add in the all-purpose flour, nuts, and salt. The dough will be dry and sort of cakey.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.
Place on a cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until they begin to turn golden.
Remove from cookie sheet, and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack.
Roll warm cookies in the confectioner’s sugar, and allow to cool again.
Once cool, dust or roll in confectioner’s sugar.
Adapted from a recipe at Betty Crocker.