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    Russian Butter Cookies for Christmas

    Russian Butter Cookies for Christmas. Photo by Elzanne

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    25 mins

    15 mins

    10 mins

    carrie sheridan's Note:

    Bite-sized balls that Melt In Your Mouth - fabulous! These, the chocolate meringues, the lemon-cheese spritz cookies and Kathie Lee Gifford's pecan tarts are truly the only Christmas cookies you need to bake - to have the Very BEST...

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 10

    Yield:

    dozen

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 400°F.
    2. 2
      Beat well the butter and sugar together.
    3. 3
      Blend in the remaining ingredients.
    4. 4
      Chill for several hours or overnight.
    5. 5
      Shape/roll into 1 inch balls.
    6. 6
      Bake at 400°F for 10-12 minutes.
    7. 7
      Roll AT ONCE, while warm, in 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar.
    8. 8
      Cool and then roll AGAIN in confectioner's sugar.
    9. 9
      These are so simple and yet so special.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 20, 2008

      55

      It doesn't get any better than these. They taste like shortbread and are buttery, sinful goodness.

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    • on December 11, 2006

      45

      These cookies are truly awesome. I had a little problem with the amounts of butter and sugar, so I added another 1/2 cup butter and 1/4 cup sugar and everything was fine!! I can promise you, they don't last long on a plate at a party.

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    • on November 03, 2006

      55

      These are truly delectable and so easy to make. My kids had a ball helping out!!I used hazelnuts as my family love them. When checking if they are ready, I recommend breaking one open. If there is no butter line then they are done. I live in the cosmopolitan city of Cairo in Egypt, my Russian colleague loved them, and when I added a quarter teaspoon of mixed spice, my family gave this recipe wows!! Thanks for sharing Carrie!.... I'll be giving the pecan tarts and the chocolate meringues a try this weekend!

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    Nutritional Facts for Russian Butter Cookies for Christmas

    Serving Size: 1 (72 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 370.4
     
    Calories from Fat 219
    59%
    Total Fat 24.4 g
    37%
    Saturated Fat 12.2 g
    61%
    Cholesterol 48.8 mg
    16%
    Sodium 364.2 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 34.6 g
    11%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 12.1 g
    48%
    Protein 4.4 g
    8%

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