Home for the Holidays
Hooray! First semester of Junior year– done! I just escaped the HUGE east coast blizzard in time to make it home to California. 15 degrees to 78 degrees… is this even the same country?
But hot or cold, it’s still the holidays. After doing 5498793 weeks worth of laundry, I decided there was no time to waste–let’s bake!
These cookies are a tradition in my family. My mom’s favorite to bake, my favorite to eat. They are unbelievably simple and require only a few ingredients. They go by many names, we stick to Russian Tea Cakes.
Gather your (6!) ingredients, and preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
You know what comes next…
Wishing you a very happy holiday, and much more holiday goodness to come from the kitchen!
These cookies literally melt in your mouth. They are heavenly, plain and simple.
Russian Tea Cakes Recipe (From Betty Crocker’s Cookbook)
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup all purpose or whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3.4 finel chopped nuts (walnuts work best)
Powdered sugar to coat.
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla. Mix in flour, salt, and nuts until dough holds together.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until set but now brown, 10-12 minutes.
Roll in powdered sugar while warm; cool. Roll in powdered sugar again.
With all this free time expect a lot more yummy things in the near future!