North Carolina's Russian Tea Balls

North Carolina's Russian Tea Balls Recipe

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NORTH CAROLINA: Munch your way across the USA! Lorraine Brantley, the state of North Carolina is now represented. This recipe is from "Capitol Cookies" with recipes from every state & Washington, DC. This recipe was submitted by the First Assembly of God, Raleigh, NC, Linda B. Gaskins, Chairperson.

I personally have not made these so, Lorraine, if you make them, let us know if they make the state of NC proud.

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★★★★★ 1 vote

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Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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  • 3/4 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    shortening (like crisco), room temperature
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 to 2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1/2 to 1 c
    powdered sugar for rolling

How to Make North Carolina's Russian Tea Balls

Step-by-Step

  1. Set out butter several hours before starting. Preheat oven to 375. Sift together the flour and salt and set aside. Cream together the butter and shortening with an electric mixer until well combined (about 2 minutes). Gradually add in flour mixture, combining well using a wooden spoon. Add in vanilla then fold in the chopped nuts.
  2. Make one inch (1") balls and place onto lightly greased cookie sheets (lined with parchment paper or foil for easy clean up) and bake at 375 for 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. While still hot, roll in powdered sugar to coat.
  4. Vivian Edwards credits her grandmother, Vivian Jones, for whom she was named, for this recipe. Years ago Mrs. Jones served her Russian Tea Balls at her bridge parties and they were always well received. Now the mother of four children, including triplets, Vivian Edwards doesn't have a lot of time for baking, but thought she might try to find an opportunity to make her grandmother's special cookies for her youngsters one day soon.

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About North Carolina's Russian Tea Balls

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American




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