sunflower.gif Welcome to Flora's Recipe Hideout!
 Related Rooms
  Food Recipes
  Drink Recipes
  Kitchen
  Party Room
  Flora's Hideout

 Important Info
  FAQ
  Save/Download
  Submit a Recipe


 Featured Site
  Easy Cake Recipes
 Hideout Search
Google

Russian Tea Cakes (Snowballs)

Author/Submitted by:
Servings: 4
Categories: Cakes / Cookies / Desserts

Ingredients:
1  c  Soft butter
1/2  c  Sifted confectioners' sugar
1  t  Vanilla
2 1/4  c  Sifted All-purpose flour
1/4  t  Salt
3/4  c  Nuts, finely chopped
    Extra sifted confectioner's
    Sugar for covering cookies

Directions:
Mix the butter, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla, thoroughly together. Sift and stir in the flour, and salt. Then mix in nuts. Chill dough. Roll into 1 inch balls. place on ungreased baking sheet (cookies do not spread). Bake until set, but not brown. While still warm, roll in confectioner's sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again. Temperature: 400F (mod hot oven). Time: Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Amount: About 4 dozen, 1 1/2 inch cookies. NOTE: When rolling dough into balls, use a light touch, and do not handle very long. The dough will get hard, and become almost rock-like after baking if you over-handle. This has been a family favorite for almost 30 years. Once you start eating them, you can't stop. I've seen and tasted many other recipes for "Snowball" cookies, but none have measured up to this one. I've had many "rocks" in my time! From The Betty Crocker's Picture Cook Book. First Edition (Ninth Printing), published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. @ 1950. Recipe typed in by Bobbie Beers.


Bored? Need a diversion? Check out Matt's Amazing Photo and Video Collection.