Chocolate -Filled Russian Tea Cakes
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup powdered suagr
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
48 milk chocolate stars
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tbls red sugar
1 tbls green sugar
Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In large bowl, beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla until well mixed.
On low speed beat in the flour, salt and walnuts.
For each cookie, shape scant measuring tablespoonful dough around chocolate star to make a 1" ball; place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake 12 - 15 minutes or until set and bottoms begin to turn golden brown.
Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix sugar coating ingredients together.
Immediately remove cookies from cookie sheets and roll in sugar coating.
Cool completely on cooling racks, about 30 minutes.
Roll in sugar coating again.