Russian tea cookies

Yield: 1 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Soft margarine
½ cup Confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla or almond flavoring
Green food coloring
(optional)
2¼ cup All-purpose flour
1 dash Salt
¾ cup Finely chopped nuts (any
Variety)
Additional confectioner's
Sugar for outer coating

Thoroughly mix together the margarine, sugar, flavoring, and six or more drops of food coloring. Gradually work in flour and salt. Add nuts, and mix well (mixing with your hands) until the dough sticks together. Chill dough one to two hours.

Using walnut size balls of dough, roll quickly between the palms of your hands, shaping dough to the size of your little finger. Place on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees, ten to twelve minutes until set, but not brown. While warm, roll in confectioner's sugar.

Cool and roll once more in sugar.

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