Welcome Brenda and thank you so much for joining our team.
Hello! This is Brenda Woody, co-author and significant other with/to Steve Tindle. Steve and I write erotic romance and murder/suspense (under Louise James), and host with Bk's Virtual Book Tour Cafe. Well, I didn't think we had enough on our plate (LOL Steve rolled his eyes) when I decided to email Bk and ask how I could submit a recipe and then mentioned I wanted to host this Recipe Corner on this awesome site. So here I am! The rest of this week I'll feature Christmas recipes to help you plan your holiday meals. We all have family coming in or we're expected to bring along a dish to the N-Laws house. You'll find the recipes easy to make and the ingredients are probably already in your cubbards. So for the first recipe I've selected is Tea Balls. A very delicious dessert to go with coffee or hot tea. Enjoy!
Preparation 15 min.
Cooking 12 min.
Ready In 30 min.
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups flour, all-purpose
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups powdered sugar sifted
3/4 cup walnuts chopped
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Position rack in center of the oven and preheat to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl combine the butter with 1/2 cup of the confectioners sugar; beat with an electric mixture until fluffy, about 1 minute.
With a spoon, stir in the vanilla, flour, salt and walnuts to form a stiff dough.
Using about 2 teaspoons of dough for each cookie, shape half the dough by rolling between hands.
Place about 1 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet and bake about 12 minutes, until just pale golden on the bottom.
Meanwhile, sift 1/2 cup of the remaining confectioner's sugar into a 13 by 9 inch pan.
As soon as cookies are removed from the oven, use a spatula to transfer them to the sugar, tossingthem around to coat; let the cookies cool completely in the sugar and then sift 1/4 cup more sugar over them to coat.
Repeat with the remaining cookie dough, using a cool baking sugar, divided as before, to coat.
Yields: 60 servings