This is a personal favorite, and I make them fairly often. Though called Russian Tea Cakes, they are not all that popular around the Moscow area, with the exception of our home. = ) According to wikipedia they originated in Russia around the 18th century and became popular in the USA in the 20th century. These are very easy to make, and once you have made them, I imagine that they will quickly be added to a list of favorites for parties. I hope you enjoy!
- 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Extra powdered sugar
When all is said and done and enjoyed, this is what the plate always looks like...one left! I mentioned it in this post.