"When I'm at a Chinese restaurant having a hard time with chopsticks, I always hope that there's a Chinese kid at an American restaurant somewhere who's struggling mightily with a fork."--Rick Budinich
This recipe for Russian Teacakes (or Mexican Wedding Cakes), by Kathleen Rains, is from Susan Marie's Kitchen,
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1 c softened margarine 1/2 c powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla 2 1/4 c flour 1/4 tsp salt 3/4 c ground or finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1. Preheat oven to 400º 2. Combine margarine, sugar, and vanilla 3. Work in flour, salt, and nuts until dough holds together 4. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheet 5. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set, but not brown 6. While warm, roll in powdered sugar 7. Cool on wire rack and roll in sugar again if desired - not necessary, but it makes them look whiter and prettier
Believed to be from Betty Crocker. Susan's Aunt Sally Bowen made these at holiday time. Every year Susan and her four sisters were invited to help decorate Sally's Christmas tree and enjoy hot chocolate and goodies like these melt in your mouth treats. Emily swears these are "awesome."
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