Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Russian Tea Cakes

 These are the classic little gems that everyone loves, and in my family, my niece, Natalie, is the one who's famous for making them. Besides being delicious, one of the things I love about them is that they add a little variety to a cookie tray. Sometimes when you assemble a mixed tray of cookies as a gift, all the cookies start to look the same, but these tasty morsels stand out and make the tray look festive. And they're easy!! Try 'em!
Thanx Natalie!!!

Hey Uncle Joey, these cookies store pretty well, which makes them perfect for entertaining during the busy holiday season!

3 sticks of butter
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
1/2 finely chopped pecans
12 ounces mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Heat oven to 375F.
Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add flour, salt, and pecans. Mix until soft dough comes together. Add chocolate chips. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Cook at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are a light golden brown. Roll in 10x sugar while warm. Cool the cookies. Roll once again in the 10x sugar and serve.

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