Delicious little “tea cakes”, as they are known in my family, these traditional cookies are great with coffee as well as tea.


  1. 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  2. 1 cup butter, room temperature
  3. 2 1/2 cup flour
  4. 1/2 cup sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1 tsp cinnamon
  7. some powered sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F

  2. Grind nuts to a coarse meal in a food processor

  3. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on high until light and fluffy

  4. Gradually add flour to butter and sugar mixture

  5. Add cinnamon, salt, and nuts then mix thoroughly. The dough should be crumbly but hold together when rolled in your hands.

  6. Form dough in 3/4 inch balls and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets

  7. Bake for about 15 minutes. Finished cookies should look raw on top, but have lightly browned undersides. Carefully lift one with a spatula to check.

  8. Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes

  9. Roll each cookie in powered sugar

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