Hi Readers! I hope Christmas shopping is finally coming to a close and you can sit and relax with your loved ones. So I got to thinking, what is Christmas without cookies for Santa? When I was …
Hi Readers! I hope Christmas shopping is finally coming to a close and you can sit and relax with your loved ones. So I got to thinking, what is Christmas without cookies for Santa? When I was little, I was baffled at how much Santa could (and still does) eat, and I’m starting to learn that in my family, Santa’s favorite cookies are sugar cookies.
My Great Aunt Anne Foland, (who was a PHENOMENAL baker might I add) has all the cookie recipes in the world, and two years ago she gave me this recipe. She told me a secret: every amazing cookie recipe starts with a cup of butter and a cup of sugar. I should have figured, those are two of my favorite foods.
To make my Great Aunt Anne’s Russian Tea Cakes, (a sugar cookie) you will need
- a cup of butter
- 1/2 cup of confectioner sugar
- a teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2/1/4 cups of flour
- a few shakes of salt
- 3/4 cups of finely chopped nuts. That is it! She knew I am not the greatest baker in the world, but this recipe is so simple and so delicious.
Her daughter, AnneMarie prefers Almonds, however I prefer Walnuts, so I used walnuts in this recipe! The recipe is as simple as this: combine all ingredients and chill afterwards for a few hours. After it is chilled, roll the dough into one inch balls by hand.
Bake the balls at 350 degrees for ten minutes (you will be able to tell when they are done). When still warm, roll them into confectioner sugar, OR I rolled them into regular sugar mixed with sprinkles for a more festive look!! This recipe will give you roughly about 3 dozen cookies. Short and sweet this week, literally! I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful holiday and stay safe.
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