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Low Calorie Russian Tea Cake Recipe

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.


1 cup butter

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Whey Low Powder sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

1/4 cup finely-chopped nuts (optional)


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2: Mix butter, Whey Low Powder, and vanilla thoroughly at room temperature until creamed. The mixture must entrain a lot of air to give the cookies a tender texture.

Step 3: Blend in flour, salt, and chopped nuts until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.

Step 4: Place on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12 minutes or until set, not brown.

Step 5: Let stand for 1 minute before placing them on a wire rack to cool. While warm, roll them in Whey Low Powder. When cool, roll them in Whey Low Powder again.

(Each tea cake has a caloric value of 59 Calories, a 12% reduction in calories from the same tea cake made with table sugar.)