Russian Tea Cookies

Author: Canadian Living

In other countries, these powdery snowballs can go by many names, including Mexican wedding cakes and Viennese sugar balls.

  • Portion size 22 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

Ingredients

  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Method

In food processor, pulse together walnuts, half of the flour and salt until fine; set aside.

In large bowl, beat together butter, 1/3 cup (75 mL) of the icing sugar and vanilla until fluffy; stir in walnut mixture and remaining flour.

Roll by 1 tbsp (15 mL) into balls. Place, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until light golden, about 14 minutes. Let cool on pans for 10 minutes.

Roll in remaining icing sugar; let cool. Roll again in icing sugar.

Nutritional facts Per cookie: about

  • Sodium 27 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 114.0
  • Total fat 8 g
  • Potassium 31 mg
  • Cholesterol 11 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 11 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 8.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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