Russian Tea Cookies

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These are a favorite of mine, my grandmother and mother used to make these delicate little treats.  I think I like them best because they are not too sweet, and soooooo delicate they melt in your mouth.  They come together in no time and so easy to make.  I use the food processor for the entire process.



  • cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4  cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts, I use pecans, but you can use your favorite
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heat Oven to 400 degrees
  • Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together
  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown
  • Remove from cookie sheet and cool slightly on wire rack
  • Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again