Russian Tea Cakes

READY IN: 19mins
Recipe by KitchenCraftsnMore

Nice little cookies that go perfectly with a good strong cup of tea.

Top Review by Scrivener1

Yes, these are wonderful, Christmas cookies. Yes, they come from the 1956 edition of Betty Crocker. The actual directions instruct to chill the dough, and bake them for 10-12 minutes. You don't have to put them 2" apart because they don't spread. I made them this Christmas (family tradition), and I did get 48 cookies out of the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Beat butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.
  3. Stir in flour and salt.
  4. Stir in nuts.
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  6. Place about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until set but not brown.
  8. Immediately remove from cookie sheet; roll in powdered sugar.
  9. Cool completely on wire rack.
  10. Roll in powdered sugar again.

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