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Name: Russian Teacakes
Key Ingredient: flour
Preparation: bake
Cuisine: American
Source: Betty Crocker's Cooky Book
Food Group: cookies
Meals: party
Courses: dessert
Temperature: room
Effort: easy
Prep. Time: 1:00
Elapsed Time: 2:00
Occasion: Christmas
Servings: 48

1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts

Mix butter, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Stir flour and salt together; blend in. Mix in nuts. Chill dough.
Heat oven to 400F. Roll dough in 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet. (Cookies do not spread.)
Bake 10 to 12 minutes, or until set but not brown. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.

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