I got this recipe from an old friend during a holiday cookie exchange. These cookies are very delicious and very pretty too. I like to make them around Christmas.
Russian Tea Cakes
- 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookies
- 1/2 c all-purpose flour
- 3/4 c finely chopped pecans
- 1/2 t vanilla, or you could use almond extract for a slightly different flavor
- 1/2 c plus 1 T powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
In a large bowl, break up cookie dough.
Stir in flour, pecans, and vanilla until well blended.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 10-14 minutes or until set but not brown.
Remove from cookie sheets and cool slightly on a cooling rack.
Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar and return to a cooling rack to cool.
Roll in powdered sugar again.