Russian Tea Cakes, Tea Cakes, Snowballs, Mexican Wedding Cookies. These simple little cookies have a lot of different names but the same FABULOUS flavor.
Set these out for snacking while you trim the tree and you will have one houseful of happy elves :)
This recipe comes out of my "green cookbook", The Christian Home Cookbook. It is a collection of recipes from Mennonite women. I tried to find a link to it on Amazon, because it's a wonderful cookbook and I would encourage you to buy one should you ever find one, but they didn't have any. (I wasn't surprised by that though)
You'll have to be satisfied with me just sharing the recipes I guess.
1 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup powdered sugar
powder sugar for dusting
Cream thee butter, vanilla and powdered sugar together. Add the flour and salt; mix well. Stir in the nuts and roll into 1 inch balls. (I rolled mine slightly smaller than that) Place on a cookie sheet and bake in a 400 degree oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the bottoms are browning. The tops SHOULD NOT brown. Remove from oven and immediately roll in powdered sugar. Let cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar again. Store in an airtight container (if they last that long!)