Beth’s Russian Teacakes

littlechristmasmagic_printcoverFrom A Little Christmas Magic
See also Beth’s Shepherd Pie from A Little Christmas Magic

One of the comments I got often from this book was that the readers were hungry after reading it. With the timeline going from Thanksgiving to Christmas, it’s easy to see why the pages brimmed with food. This cookie recipe happens to be one of my husband’s favorites.

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Heat over to 400°F. Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Work in flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes or until set, but not brown. While warm, roll in confectioners’ sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.

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