Lay off the frosting covered cookies by trying your hand at these Russian Tea Cake cookies aka snowballs aka amazing morsels of goodness. Red Tricycle’s New York Editor, Julie makes these every year for her fam. We love the powdered sugar coating on these bite sized sweet treats and we bet your family will too.

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
1/4 teaspoon salt
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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photo courtesy of Julie Seguss; recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker