Holiday Recipes

Holiday Recipes

Irish Christmas Tea Cakes

Some people call these Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cookies, but at my house we call them Irish Christmas Tea Cakes. Everyone loves them.

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely pecans
1/4 teaspoon salt
More Powdered sugar


1 Heat oven to 400ºF.
2 Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.
3 Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
4 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
5 Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

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