Russian Tea Cakes

Try this delicious recipe for a holiday favorite, Russian Tea Cakes.

Posted in , Nov 25, 2014

Russian Tea Cakes

Recipes similar to this one are found in cultures all over the world.


1 c. soft butter2 ½ cup flour
½ c. confectioner's sugar, plus 1 c. for rolling cookies in¼ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla¾ c. chopped walnuts


1. Beat butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine dry ingredients, stir into butter mixture just until blended.

2. Mix in walnuts. Chill batter about half an hour.

3. Preheat oven to 400˚F. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 10-11 minutes.

4. While still hot, roll in confectioners’ sugar. Cool. Just before serving, roll cakes in sugar again.

Makes 4 dozen.

Nutritional Information (per cake): Calories: 80; Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 45mg; Total Carbohydrates: 8g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 4g; Protein: 1g.

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