What do you call these cookies? I have heard them called Russian teacakes, Mexican wedding cakes, and snowball cookies. To us, these are Russia teacakes. Whatever the name, they are melt-in-your-mouth delicious. They are also easy to make and don’t require any special ingredients. As much as I love trying new recipes, I truly enjoy making (and eating) the classics most of all. Just like an old song on the radio can bring on a rush of memories, so too can the taste of a favorite Christmas cookie.
This cookie reminds me of a White Christmas, and that is why I am choosing to enter it in Very Good Recipes White Christmas Challenge! You can enter too—you have until December 26th to submit your recipe. You can find all the details as well as view all the recipes entered at the link below.
Recipe adapted from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book
Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth cookies.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup nuts, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- powdered sugar
1. Preheat oven to 400°F.2. Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl.3. Stir in flour, nuts, and salt.4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls and place about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.5. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes, or until cookies are set but not brown.6. Remove from cookie sheet and immediately roll in powdered sugar.7. Allow cookies to cool completely then roll in powdered sugar a second time.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: approximately 4 dozen