Amaretto Russian Tea Cakes with Almonds

Kelly Williams


These are one of the most popular Christmas cookies out there! Whether you call them Russian Tea Cakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes, they are all wonderful! A tender round cookie filled with nuts and usually double-rolled in powdered suagr. Pure heaven!! A holiday cookie tray wouldn't be the same without them! :D (photo from bing images)

★★★★★ 2 votes
Makes about 3 dozen depending on size
45 Min
10 Min


1 cup
butter, do not sub
1/2 cup
powdered sugar
1 Tbl.
amaretto liqueur
1 tsp.
1 tsp.
almond extract
2 1/4 cups
1/4 cup
sweetened flaked coconut, packed
3/4 cup
finely chopped almonds
1/4 tsp.
powdered sugar, enough to double-roll


1Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, amaretto and the vanilla and almond extract in large bowl. Stir in flour, coconut, nuts and salt until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack. Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. When cool, roll in powdered sugar again. Store in airtight container.

Makes 2 1/2-3 dozen depending on size. This last time I made them, I got 33 cookies.

About Amaretto Russian Tea Cakes with Almonds

Course/Dish: Cookies