Russkies know their cookies!
This weekend Terry and I did a lot of domestic stuff about the house…cleaning, vaccuming, grocery shopping, doing the dishes, etc. Kinda boring, nothing terribly exciting.
However, I did do some Holiday baking! I baked about 8 batches of cookies. Most notably were my all-time favorite cookie, the Russian Tea Cake.
I’m sure you’ve had this cookie…it’s a typical holiday favorite…although it goes by a lot of different names. Russian Tea Cakes, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Sand Tarts, Snowballs, etc…but whatever you call them, I call them delicious! Here’s my favorite recipe, which is actually by Emril Lagasse:
Russian Tea Cakes
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Cream butter in a large mixing bowl. Add the vanilla then gradually add the 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Sift the flour, measure, then sift again with the salt. Add gradually to the butter mixture. Add the pecans and mix well.
Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly using the bottom of a glass, then bake for 20 minutes, or until edges are very lightly browned. Remove the cookies from the baking sheets and roll in powdered sugar while still hot. Cool on wire racks and roll cookies again in powdered sugar before serving.
Once they are completely cooled, cookies may be stored in airtight containers for up to 1 week.
…What’s YOUR favorite Holiday Cookie?
~ by Nevis on December 22, 2008.