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I am constantly amazed at how animated and talkative people get when you mention food. The mere aroma of certain foods can evoke memories that transport us back to a special place and time. Food can bridge the gap between all ages, races and ethnicities.
Let's face it, the only thing that should ever come between people is a table and some serving bowls.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Russian Tea Cakes


Russian tea cakes are like little bites of butter. They are light and not terribly sweet considering that they are rolled in powdered sugar. I know not to make these if I am trying to count calories. This is a splurge recipe because they are totally addictive.
You will put one of these heavenly little gems in your mouth and moan…..they just melt.

1 cup softened butter or margarine
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

In a large bowl combine ingredients on low speed of mixer about 1 minute. Blend well. Gradually add flour at low speed until just combined; stir in nuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls; place about 1 inch apart on non greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 F for 8-10 minutes until firm to the touch but not brown. Do not over bake. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool; re-roll in powdered sugar before serving.

1 comment:

Garrett said...

You know this is a recipe I've always wantd to make but never got around to it... *i'll just live through you at the moment*