My mom recently helped me make more than 400 cookies for her and my dad's 50th wedding anniversary party. She was kind enough to make a batch of amazing Russian wedding tea cakes, from a recipe given to her by a friend long before she met my dad. There are many things that go into making a marriage last 50 years, and making delicious treats like this is surely one of them.
Russian Wedding Tea Cakes
1 cup butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar (confectioner's sugar)
2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp water
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
Cream together butter and powdered sugar. Mix in remaining ingredients. Roll into walnut-size balls.
Bake on ungreased baking sheets for 25-35 minutes at 275 degrees. You can lightly grease the cookie sheets, but I don't think they would stick with all that butter!
Roll in powdered sugar while still warm. Enjoy!