Delightful little Russian tea cakes are one of the easiest Christmas cookies ever! It only takes 5 ingredients to make these little beauties!
What You'll Need
Mix the dough. In a medium sized mixing bowl or the bowl of your stand mixer, cream together 1 cup of salted butter (2 sticks) and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract until the butter is smooth.
Whisk the dry ingredients. Next, in a separate bowl, whisk 6 tablespoons of confectioner’s sugar and 2 scant cups of all-purpose flour together. Then, add the dry ingredients into the creamed butter and mix until you have a shaggy dough.
Finish mixing and portion. Add 1 cup of chopped walnuts to the dough and fold in to incorporate. Be sure not to break up the nuts too much if using a hand mixer or stand mixer - folding is best done by hand!
Roll the dough. Then, using your hands, roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them onto your prepared baking sheet. Give about 2 inches of space in between the cookies.
Bake the cookies. Place the baking sheet into the center of your oven’s middle rack and bake at 350°F (175°C)for 10 to 12 minutes.
Cool, coat with sugar, and serve. When the cookies are done, remove them from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Once fully cooled, roll the Russian tea cakes in the extra confectioner’s sugar and serve!
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