Friday, December 16, 2011

Tea Cookies

These tea cookies are new to my baking list, but I think they are here to stay. I decided to give them a try because they kept popping up whenever I searched for new holiday recipes, they look like snowballs, and everyone seemed to love them. And now I know why. I don't usually go for crumbly, dry cookies--I generally like mine soft and chewy--but there is just something about these cookies that makes you want to eat the whole batch in one sitting.
Tea Cookies
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar, plus extra for rolling
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Beat butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla  together until creamy. In a separate bowl mix the flour, walnuts, and salt. Gradually add the dry mixture to the creamy one until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls and place the balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to10 minutes or until the cookies are firm but not brown. Allow the cookies to cool until they you can handle them. While still warm, roll the cookies in powdered sugar. Allow to completely cool, and roll in powdered sugar a second time. Recipe yields about 3 dozen.



2011 Christmas Baking List:
Mint-Chocolate Truffles
Starlight Mint Cake
Sea Salt Caramels
Rocky Road Chocolate Log
Candied Citrus Peels
Easy Rum Balls
Homemade Marshmallows
Christmas Kiss Cookies
Tea Cookies

Other Holiday Cooking Ideas:
Snowflake Tortillas
Gingerbread House Decoration Ideas
Christmas Peep S'mores

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