So, in the generous spirit of Christmas and the season to be merry, I am posting the recipe I grew up with for Russian Tea Cakes. Only we referred to them as "Snowballs", stuck an M&M inside, and left out the pecans. So really, maybe they are "Not-So-Russian-Tea-Cakes".
What they ARE is delicious little cakes covered in powdered sugar. Yummy. Here's the recipe, friends!
You will need:
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour (sifted)
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Mix butter and sugar until creamy. Mmmm. Add remaining ingredients and blend. Mmmm.
Grab a teaspoon-ish size of dough and press an M&M in the middle. Please notice I used more than the required amount of dough. It was late and I was tired and opted for fewer bigger cookies than a million marble-sized cookies.
Roll dough with M&M into a ball and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.
Once baked cookies are slightly cool, roll in powdered sugar. Ta-Da! That's it. Here are mine, neatly assembled on a platter from Russia, ironically. :)
Happy Eating!! :)