I’ve been making these the past few years- Betty’s recipe of course. They are very easy, and are great dipped in coffee (although I just eat them plain). I have a little laugh every time I read the commentary under the heading of the recipe. Just made mine tonight…still need to head into the kitchen for a final powdered-sugar dipping, and they’ll be all set to go. Here’s the recipe.
RUSSIAN TEACAKES Crunchy, sugared, nut-filled snowballs
This favorite with men came to us from a man. Carl Burkland, an eastern radio executive, often makes them himself at Christmastime. [Himself??? No way!!]
Oven: 400 degrees. Bake: 10-12 minutes.
Mix thoroughly: 1 cup soft butter, 1/2 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla.
Sift together and stir in: 2-1/4 cups sifted flour, 1/4 tsp. salt
Mix in: 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts.
Chill dough. Roll into 1″ balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet (cookies do not spread). Bake until set, but not brown. While still warm, roll in confectioners’ sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.