Russian Tea Cakes
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
1 cup softened butter (real butter is best!)
1/2 cup powdered sugar (plus more to roll warm cookies in)
1 teaspoon vanilla
If you want to add food coloring, add it to this butter mixture
Then, add these dry ingredients to butter mixture:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon of salt (mix in flour)
Mix in 3/4 cup chopped nuts, if you desire.
Roll into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees until lightly browned-15-20 minutes. Roll in more powdered sugar while warm.
This is one of my favorite cookies. They are so simple, but so delicious. This recipe came from my friend Tara's mom, Nan. For a wedding gift, she gave us a big glass cookie jar, and inside was a little book of hand written cookie recipes. I love this idea!