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russian tea cakes

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Lin Larson
Marysville, CA

I have made them for Christmas for years. They are one of the family's favorite! Hope you enjoy them as much as we all do!

(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For russian tea cakes

  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped nuts
  • 1/4 tsp
  • extra powdered sugar for coating

How To Make russian tea cakes

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • 2
    Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.
  • 3
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • 5
    Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.