Russian Tea Cakes

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Lavender Lynn

This recipe is from BC Cookie cookbook. This is another of our traditional Christmas cookies.

Top Review by twissis

I made these great cookies for the Sweet December event & for my X-Mas food gifts for DH's family this yr. They were so delicious & a trip down memory lane as well since they were my Mom's favorite X-Mas cookie. I made 2 chgs w/o chg'ing the heart of the recipe. My DH is diet-restricted from nuts, so I left them out. My containers were round & each item layered in them, so I also chg'd the presentation. I patted the dough into half-inch thickness, used a circular cookie cutter to get a shortbread-type cookie, then generously dusted them w/powdered sugar & re-rolled the excess dough to repeat the process. It worked great for my plan. Thx for sharing this lovely recipe w/us.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Mix margarine, 1/2 C powdered sugar, and the vanilla.
  3. Stir in flour, salt, and nuts.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake until set, but not brown, 8 to 9 minutes.
  7. Roll in powdered sugar while warm; cool.
  8. Roll in powdered sugar again.

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