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Also sometimes called 'Mexican wedding cookie', 'Russian tea cakes', or 'butterballs', can also be made into crescents. You can also substitute pecans and they are very good as well. This is the best version of these I have ever seen, it was given me by a friend who grew up in central Europe.

Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
prep:
45 mins
Servings:
40
Yield:
80 cookies
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Ingredients

40
Original recipe yields 40 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Cream butter or margarine in a bowl, gradually add confectioners' sugar and salt. Beat until light and fluffy. Add almonds and vanilla. Blend in flour gradually and mix well.

  • Shape into balls (or crescents) using about 1 teaspoon for each cookie. Place on ungreased cookie sheets, and bake for 15-20 min. Do not brown. Cool slightly, then roll in the extra confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

140 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 11.5g; fat 9.7g; cholesterol 18.3mg; sodium 44.9mg. Full Nutrition
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