I just love this melt-in-your mouth good cookies! They are buttery and deliciously rolled in powdered sugar... They are very delicate and just perfect for Christmas!
Today I made a batch... and I know I'll be baking many more! Yes... again... this recipe was shared to my by one of hubby's aunts!
Mexican Wedding Cakes aka Russian Tea Cakes
Yield: 48 cookies
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus more for rolling)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups of flour
- finely chopped nuts (optional, although, authentic Russian Tea Cakes ALWAYS include nuts)
Preheat Oven at 400F.
In a mixing bowl cream Butter, Add sugar and mix to incorporate, gradually add salt, vanilla, flour and nuts (in that order) just until incorporated. Mixture will be a little stiff. Pinch small amounts of dough to make 1" balls. Bake on ungreased sheet for 8-10 minutes just until bottoms are golden and the cookies show tiny cracks on them. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.
© Paloma K.