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Spanish Hazelnut Cookies

No recipe image available.Spanish hazelnut cookies, Mexican wedding cakes, Swedish teacakes or Russian tea cakes—no matter what the name, this nutty butter cookie rolled in powdered sugar is an all-time favorite world-wide.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely chopped hazelnuts*, toasted
Sifted powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; add 1/2 cup powdered sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, mixing well. Stir in hazelnuts. Chill 30 minutes.
  2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) for 12 to 14 minutes.
  4. Remove immediately from cookie sheets and roll in powdered sugar. Cool on wire racks or paper towels.

Makes 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

*Use a food processor or blender to obtain finely chopped, almost ground nuts.