Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cookie Countdown - Wayne's Favorite Christmas Cookie

In December we'll call these cookies Snowballs, although most of the time I call them Russian Teacakes. They're also known as Mexican Wedding Cakes. However, whatever you want to call them, they symbolize Christmas cookies to Wayne, so it's the one cookie we make every year.  Here's the original post.
source
And here's the recipe so you don't have to go clicking around:

Mexican Wedding Cakes
or Russian Teacakes
or Snowballs
or Whatever-you-want-to-call-them

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 ¼ cups white flour (can substitute half with wheat flour)
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup finely chopped nuts.

Mix thoroughly butter, sugar and vanilla. Work in flour, salt and nuts until the dough holds together. Shape into 1” balls and place them on cookie sheet. Bake at 400° for 8-10 minutes. While warm roll in powdered sugar. Cool and roll in sugar again. 

No comments: