This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. Unfortunately my family is not too crazy about them, so when I make them, I end up eating them all. So I don’t make them too often! They are really an old fashioned cookie that has been around for a long time. Some people call them Russian Teacakes and others call them Mexican Wedding Cakes. They are buttery and good and not too sweet.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup nuts, finely chopped. I prefer pecans.
Mix the flour, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Work in the flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Bake @ 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool.