Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Timeless Treasures - Russian Tea Cakes

Whether you call them Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Tea Cakes, these treasures will melt in your mouth!   Always on our Christmas Cookie making list, there are so many variations of the recipe.   What I am sharing with you today is the best of my best - tweaked here and there - but with amazing results.

Russian Tea Cakes

  • 1 C butter, softened
  • 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 2 1/4 C all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 C finely chopped pecans
  • 1/4 t salt
  • Powdered Sugar to roll in
Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Cream butter with 1/2 C powdered sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.  Stir in flour, nuts and salt until the dough holds together.   With clean hands, roll dough into 1 inch balls and place about 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.   Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until set but not brown.   Remove from cookie sheet, cool slightly, then roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar.  This makes about 40 cookies.


Crystal said...

This looks like a great recipie to try.

Unknown said...

I have been dying to try these cookies. It looks great.

Lindsey said...

These look fabulous!

Sandra said...

Recipe is awesome and easy..and the photo fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
I have to try this

Hester said...

OMG, these look absolutely heavenly! I'm not sure if I've ever had a Russian tea cake before. I can't wait to try this recipe out :-) Thanks for sharing!

January said...

the tea cakes look so delicate and divine :) i'm sure they tasted just as lovely

Becky said...

I haven't made these in several years. I call them Mexican Wedding cakes. Whatever the name these cookies do melt in your mouth. thanks for reminding me to make these.

Shari from GoodFoodWeek said...

These look delightful and the perfect thing to share during the festive season

The Cilantropist said...

I call these Mexican Wedding cookies and I love to make them at Christmas time! :)

Unknown said...

I always called these snowballs and had no idea I was eating Russian Tea Cakes (and have always wondered what they were). These are a must-have around Christmas. Thanks for passing along your tried and true recipe.