Russian Tea Biscuits

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vodka
  • ¾ cup hazelnuts, finely chopped
  • ⅓ cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Step 2

    Combine flour and salt and set aside.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, cream together butter and confectioners’ sugar blending well. Beat in vodka. Gradually blend in flour/salt mixture.Fold in chopped hazelnuts.

  • Step 4

    Break off dough in walnut sized pieces and roll into balls.On ungreased baking sheets place balls 1-1/2 inches apart. Flatten slightly.Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly colored. Sprinkle hot cookies with confectioners’ sugar. Cool on wire racks.

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