Russian Tea Cakes


 • 1 cup butter

 • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

 • 6 tablespoons sugar

 • 2 cups all-purpose flour

 • 1 cup chopped walnuts

 • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration


 1. Preheat oven to 350º.

 2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the sugar and flour. Stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.

 3. Bake for 12 minutes. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners’ sugar.