Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cookies are deliciously simple, nutty, melt-in-your-mouth little balls of baked goodness.
Heat your oven to 400 degrees.
Mix the butter in your mixer until it’s almost fluffy. Mix in the sugar and vanilla. Next add the flour, salt and lastly the walnuts, mixing after each addition.
Shape dough into 1” balls and place about an inch apart onto a clean baking sheet.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until set but not brown. The bottoms of the cookies should just be turning brown.
Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute. Gently remove them with a fork or spoon and roll carefully (so you don’t burn yourself and also so they don’t fall apart) into a small bowl with powdered or coconut sugar in it.
Set on a wire rack to cool. After 5 minutes, gently roll each cookie one more time in the sugar.
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