Cookie Countdown recipe: Travis Herzog's Russian Cookies Recipe

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Today, Meteorologist Travis Herzog brings you this incredible recipe for Russian Cookies.

Here's the ingredients you'll need to make these scrumptious little cookies:

Russian Cookies Recipe
(from my wife's great-grandmother)

1 C butter
1/2 C sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 t. almond extract
2 C. flour
1 - 2 C chopped nuts
Powdered sugar

Cream butter. Add sugar, salt, and extract. Mix well.
Add flour and nuts. Mix well.
Shape into crescents on ungreased cookie sheet (we use parchment paper).
Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove and dust with powdered sugar.

Notes: Go to TOWN with the powdered sugar over the cookies. Let it sit. The cookies absorb the powdered sugar. Yeesh. Oh, and if you've never made cookies like this before, the dough will be fairly crumbly for a cookie dough. Just go with it, mash it into a crescent shape and trust me.


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