Monday, April 9, 2012

The Monday Recipe Blog

Hello and happy April to everyone!  Time for another Lois Elaine recipe....

This blog features Lois Elaine Mueller's recipes every Monday.   Lois' heyday was in the 1950's and 1960's, and her children swear she was the best cook that ever lived. Many baby boomers will remember these mouth-watering recipes, and these dishes are just as tasty today as they were in the sixties. 

The Muellers were of German descent, but that doesn't mean that they didn't enjoy foods from other countries.  In 1993 Lois Elaine received a recipe for Russian Tea Cakes from her sister Phyl, and she baked this great dessert for her family several times.

Lois Elaine's Russian Tea Cakes:

Mix together thoroughly:
1 c. soft butter
1/2 c. sifted powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla extract

2 1/4 c. flour
1/4 t. salt

Mix in:
3/4 c. finely-chopped nuts

Chill.  Roll into 1 inch balls.  Place 2 1/2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake until set, not brown. While still warm, roll in powdered sugar.  Cool.  Roll in powdered sugar again.  Bake at 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.

Makes about 4 dozen cakes.

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