Overall an OK recipe, but mine did not bake in the 12 minutes specified. They were still raw cookie dough inside after 12 minutes of baking. Maybe baking them on a dark, non-stick baking pan had something to do with it, I don't know. It took a total of 17 minutes baking at 350, even though I rolled them approx. 1" diameter as specified. Fortunately I was able to put them back in (after the powdered sugar!) and bake for another 5 minutes get them to bake fully. Next time I'll try smaller balls to begin with, as they do expand in size while baking. I am guessing that a 3/4" dough ball might give you a completed 1" ball after baking.
One other tip... use your hands to cream the butter and to blend the flour and nuts. So much easier and faster than a spoon!
Once I figured out the baking time they they turned out good, but were really no different than any other russian tea cake (or mexican wedding cake, or any of the other names it goes by) that I've had. Still, simple if often best.
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Overall an OK recipe, but mine did not bake in the 12 minutes specified. They were still raw...