Mexican Wedding Cakes aka Russian Tea Cakes

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Kathie Carr

By
@kathiecc

I learned to make these as a kid in 4-H. They were known as Russian Tea Cakes then. Now the same recipe is called Mexican Wedding cakes.

But whatever you call them they are on almost everyone's top cookies list.

I'm posting this for my Mom's cookbook.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
36
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

  • 2 c
    butter, cold
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • ·
    additional powdered sugar for rolling cookies in

How to Make Mexican Wedding Cakes aka Russian Tea Cakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, with a fork or pastry blender cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour and mix well. Stir in pecans.
    Shape tablespoonfuls into 2 inch balls (or slightly smaller). Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
    Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Roll warm cookies in confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks.
  2. NOTE: If cookies tend to spread in the oven, instead of remaining in ball shape, chill dough thoroughly before baking and check oven temperature.

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About Mexican Wedding Cakes aka Russian Tea Cakes

Course/Dish: Cookies




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