These Russian Tea Cookies also known as "maslenki" in the eastern block, might be the easiest and just about the most delisious cookies you will ever make. Some may know them as butter cookies, due to the large amounts of butter that goes into them. Only 6 ingredients. Just mix it all to make the dough. Form little balls and bake 10 - 12 min. Oh, how I LOVE them! The perfect combination of walnuts and butter. They make your whole house smell Devine. Great cookies for the fall and winter! YUM!
Makes about 30 cookies
1cup - salted butter (2 sticks)
2cups - flour
1/4tsp - salt
1tsp - vanilla extract
3/4cup - finely chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 400 F. Mix together all ingredients and roll into 1 inch balls. Bake cookies 10 - 12 minutes. Transfer into a different cookie sheet and let them cool off completely. Roll cookies in powdered sugar.