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This recipe for Russian tea cakes has been made by my family at Christmastime for at least four generations. This year will be the first for number five! "Bubba" brought the recipe with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Cream butter and vanilla together in a medium bowl until smooth. Combine flour and the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar in another bowl; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in walnuts.

  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool cookies and roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. Roll cookies in confectioners' sugar a second time if desired.

Nutrition Facts

102 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 8.2g; fat 7.3g; cholesterol 13.6mg; sodium 36.6mg. Full Nutrition
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