Russian Tea Cakes

Elizabeth Wallen


This recipe was handed down to my Grandma from a dear friend of hers.They are very simple and delicious for a anytime dessert or for the holidays.


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  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 21/4 c
    gold medal all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    finely chopped nuts (walnuts) or any nut you like
  • 1/4 tsp
  • ·
    powder sugar for rolling

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.

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About Russian Tea Cakes

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #tea cakes

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