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Catholic Recipe: Russian Tea Cakes

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • confectioners' sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Details

  • Yield: 3 dozen
  • Prep Time: 4-5 hours
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Russia

Also Called: Chainaya Bulka

DIRECTIONS

Cream butter. Add sugar, vanilla; beat until fluffy. Add flour, salt; mix to a smooth dough. Stir in nuts. Cover. Chill 3-4 hours. Break off bits of dough; shape into 1-inch balls. Place balls on baking sheet. Bake 15-18 minutes at 350°. Roll cakes in confectioners' sugar while still warm. Cool. Roll again in confectioners' sugar. Yield, 3 dozen

Recipe Source: Catholic Cookbook, The by William I. Kaufman, The Citadel Press, New York, 1965
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