Little Round Balls
Contributor’s Note: These cookies are known by many names, including Russian Tea Cakes and Mexican Wedding Cookies.
- 2 ¼ cups flour
- 1 cup butter
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- ¾ cup finely chopped pecans
- ½ cup confectioners’ sugar
Cream together butter, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Blend the flour and salt together, then blend into the creamed mixture. Mix in the nuts.
The dough will be a bit crumbly, but that’s okay. Chill for approximately one hour or longer.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until set but not brown.
Roll in confectioners’ sugar while still warm; let cool and roll in sugar again.