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Russian Tea Balls

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Servings: 4
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1  c  (2 sticks) unsalted butter,
2 1/4  c  All-purpose flour
1/2  ts  Salt
2  c  Sifted confectioner's sugar
3/4  c  (3 ounces) chopped walnuts
1  t  Vanilla extract

1. Position rack in center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F. 2. In a large bowl combine the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioner's sugar; beat with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute. With a spoon, stir in the vanilla, flour, salt and walnuts to form a stiff dough. 3. Using about 2 teaspoons of dough for each cookie, shape half the dough by rolling between hands. Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet and bake about 12 minutes, until just pale golden on the bottom. 4. Meanwhile, sift 1/2 cup of the remaining confectioner's sugar into a 13 by-9-inch pan. As soon as cookies are removed from the oven, use a spatula to transfer them to the sugar, tossing them around to coat; let the cookies cool completely in the sugar and then sift 1/4 cup more sugar over them to coat. 5. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough, using a cool baking sheet to bake them and the remaining 3/4 cup confectioner's sugar, divided as before, to coat. Makes 4 to 5 dozen

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