Russian Tea Cookies

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Ingredients

8 oz unsalted butter, softened
1-1/4 cup powdered sugar, divided
1 whole egg yolk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2.-1/4cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts

Preparation

Adjust racks to the middle of the oven.

Cream the butter and 1/2 cup of the confectioners' sugar until well blended. Beat in the egg yolk. Add the vanilla extract to the mixture.

With the mixer on low to medium-low speed, beat in the flour and salt until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Then add the walnuts and if necessary, do the final mixing with your hands.

Chill the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes so it will be manageable. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake only until set, 9 to 10 minutes. Do not let the cookies brown.

While they are still warm, roll the cookies in the remaining 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar. Let cool and roll again. Package well and store in the refrigerator or freezer. To serve, let return to room temperature.

Yield

Makes 36

Cook Time

Prep Time: 20 mins.
Cook Time: 10 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Makes 36
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 111
Calories from Fat: 99

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g
16%
Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Saturated Fat 8g
40%
Calories 111kcal
5%
Cholesterol 20mg
6%
Protein 5g
8%
Sodium 14mg
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
11%
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.