I usually bake an assortment of cookies during the Holidays and today I decided on an old favorite of mine, Russian Tea Cookies. I got this recipe from my Mom, but I don't know where it originally came from. Now there is nothing extraordinary about these cookies. No colorful sprinkles, no fancy shapes, no exotic flavors. They are really rather ordinary. But I love them.
Russian Tea Cookies
2 sticks butter
1/4 teas. salt
1 cup powdered sugar
2 - 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teas. vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Cream butter. Sift together dry ingredients. Add to the butter and combine completely. Stir in vanilla and nuts. Form small balls and press down slightly with your fingers. Bake slowly at 250 - 300 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes, until lightly browned.
|I bake mine on parchment paper. These are ready for the oven.|
Simple and delicious. They are crunchy, melt in your mouth good! And they're perfect for dunking in your hot tea or coffee. They go great with milk and eggnog too!
|I made mine small, that way you can eat more than one!|
|Save some for Santa!|
Maybe you will decide to give this recipe a try. If you do, I would love to hear what you think about them. I'll share another one of my cookie recipes next time. Until then, happy baking!