Russian Teacakes

Russian Teacakes Recipe

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Mary Leonard


I got this recipe from my mom, who got it from who-knows-where. I haven't personally made them yet; I dug the recipe out while looking for a different one and thought I would share it here. If anyone makes these, please let me know how they turn out!


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Makes about 4 dozen 1-inch cookies
1 Hr 10 Min
15 Min


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  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour, sifted
  • 3/4 c
    walnuts, finely chopped
  • ·
    confectioner's (powdered) sugar, for coating cookies

How to Make Russian Teacakes


  1. Preheat oven to 400 F
  2. Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla together thoroughly
  3. Sift flour and salt together; stir into butter mixture. Mix in chopped walnuts.
  4. When completely mixed, chill dough in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  5. Roll chilled dough into one inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake until set, but not brown (about 10 - 12 minutes)
  7. While still warm, roll in confectioner's (powdered) sugar. Let cool, then roll in sugar again

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About Russian Teacakes

Course/Dish: Desserts, Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #TEACAKES

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