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.)