Prune Hat Cookies

Christy Perry


I love Russian Tea Cake cookies, but wanted them without the expensive I stuffed sweet prunes on top, covered them with a minnie cookie hat, and they're delicious. Important hint, the colder the dough, the better they hold their shape when baking, otherwise they resemble flying saucers, instead of hats. If the ingredients are chilled & you work quickly, you won't need to chill the dough. After baking, roll them in the powdered sugar while they're still warm. This gives them a wonderful almost frosting covering.....yummy!

pinch tips: Parchment Paper Vs Wax Paper



Over 3 dozen depending on the size


20 Min


10 Min


1 c
1/2 c
powered sugar
1 tsp
2 1/4 c
sifted flour
1/4 tsp
sweet prunes, ( approx. 3 dozen ;)

Directions Step-By-Step

Mix together thoroughly:

1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together & stir in:

2 1/4 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Chill dough, if needed. Roll into balls the size of small walnuts. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Push a sweet prune in the center of each cookie. Cover each by making a small shooter marble sized ball & flatten with the palm of your hand. Place on top of each cookie. Press cookie with the heel of your hand to secure the hat ;) Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until set, but not brown. As soon as you can handle them, roll in powdered sugar, then finish cooling.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #sugar, #prune, #teacake