Christmas Russian Tea Balls








This recipe is very similar to the Krislings cookie recipe saved on this blog.

Christmas Russian Tea Balls

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla (or a little more)
  • 2  1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the softened butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. I used a hand mixer for this job.
  3. Add the flour, nuts and salt. Mix till combined.
  4. The dough will be dry but can be pressed together.
  5. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Put on parchment lined baking sheet an inch apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Remove cookies to a cooling rack. Slightly cool cookies and roll into powdered sugar. Place the cookies back on the cooling rack and let them totally cool. Roll them in powdered sugar when cool.


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