My mother made these cookies for us when we were little, but I have to say, we weren't extremely fond of them as kids. I love them now, and I know it is because they are less sweet, and more nutty than I would have liked as a kid.
Russian Tea Cakes AKA Snowballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes per batch
Ingredients (36 cookies)
- 2 sticks of butter, softened, but not too much!
- 1/4 c white sugar
- 1/8 c brown sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- 2 c ground pecans (I get mine from Aldi's)
- 2 c flour
- powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 375. Cream butter and sugars and then add vanilla. Add in pecans and flour just until the dough comes together. It might be a bit crumbly. That's ok. Roll tablespoon sized balls and place them about an inch apart on a parchment covered cookie sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes. Balls should be light brown. Cool for 10 minutes, then roll the cookies in powdered sugar. Place the cookies on a rack to cool completely, then roll a second layer of powdered sugar on the cookie.
Store in an airtight container.
Cookies can be dipped in white coating for a snowball effect. These are delicious, too!
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