*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             RUSSIAN TEA BALLS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       c            (2 sticks) unsalted butter,
                         -softened
    2 1/4   c            All-purpose flour
      1/2   ts           Salt
    2       c            Sifted confectioner’s sugar
      3/4   c            (3 ounces) chopped walnuts
    1       t            Vanilla extract
 
   1. Position rack in center of the oven and preheat to
   375 degrees F.
   
   2. In a large bowl combine the butter with 1/2 cup of
   the confectioner’s sugar; beat with an electric mixer
   until fluffy, about 1 minute. With a spoon, stir in
   the vanilla, flour, salt and walnuts to form a stiff
   dough.
   
   3. Using about 2 teaspoons of dough for each cookie,
   shape half the dough by rolling between hands. Place
   about 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet
   and bake about 12 minutes, until just pale golden on
   the bottom.
   
   4. Meanwhile, sift 1/2 cup of the remaining
   confectioner’s sugar into a 13 by-9-inch pan. As soon
   as cookies are removed from the oven, use a spatula to
   transfer them to the sugar, tossing them around to
   coat; let the cookies cool completely in the sugar and
   then sift 1/4 cup more sugar over them to coat.
   
   5. Repeat with the remaining cookie dough, using a
   cool baking sheet to bake them and the remaining 3/4
   cup confectioner’s sugar, divided as before, to coat.
   
   Makes 4 to 5 dozen
  
 
 
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