These are the cookies I mailed out in my cookie swap last week!! It was so much fun to bake and package these cookies for women I never even met and ship them all over the country. I will definitely do this again next Christmas.
My grandmother has been making these cookies every single Christmas for as long as I can remember (along with about 15 other kinds...she's amazing). These Russian drops have always been my favorite, and I'm so excited to share the recipe with you all.
- 2 1/4 cups flour (I used sprouted spelt)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter (room temperature, cubed)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
- confectioners sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 325. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. While on low speed, add vanilla and salt. Gradually add flour, mixing as you go. Then add walnuts and mix thoroughly. (At this point, my mixture seemed a bit too wet, so I actually added about 1/8 cup of flour.)
Shape into balls (about 3/4 inches in diameter) and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cookies cool enough so you can touch them, then roll in confectioners sugar and cool completely on cooling rack. Then roll second time through confectioners sugar for a thorough coating!!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas, friends!