*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        Mrs Fields Russian Tea Cakes
 
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Cookies
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      c             Butter
    2      c             Flour
      1/2  c             Confectioners' sugar
      1/4  tsp           Salt
    2      tsp           Vanilla extract
                         -----TOPPING-----
      1/2  c             Fruit preserves OR
      1/4  c             Confectioners' sugar
      1/2  c             chopped walnuts
 
 Preheat oven to 325d F.  In a large bowl cream butter and sugar using an electric
mixer.	Add vanilla, scraping down bowl as needed. Blend in flour and salt,
mixing until thoroughly combined.  Roll tablespoonfuls of dough into small balls
about 1 inch in diameter. Place dough balls on lightly greased cookie sheets
about 1 inch apart. Press down the center of each ball with a spoon, forming a
depression. Fill each with a teaspoonful of preserves or nuts. Bake 15-20 minutes
or until golden brown. Transfer cookies immediately to a cool, flat surface. When
cookies are completely cool, dust them lightly with confectioners' sugar.
 
 
 
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