Russian Tea Cakes

When I was younger my grandmother made these cookies around Christmas time, and they remain one of my favorite childhood holiday memories.

Now I usually make them sometime during the holiday season, and this year was no exception.

Russian Tea Cakes

1 C butter, softened
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 C flour
3/4 C finely chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
powdered sugar

Heat oven to 400F.

Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.

Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.