(Surprise!) Russian Tea Cakes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

A sweet surprise awaits those who bite into this adaptation of Russian Teacakes. From the 1971 Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library. Posting for ZWT3

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400°. Mix thoroughly butter, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Work in flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together.
  2. Cut each vanilla caramel into 4 small pieces. Divide dough in 36 portions and mold each around a small piece of caramel.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes until set but not brown. While warm, roll in confectioner's sugar or sugar crystals and cool.
  4. Makes 36 cookies.
Most Helpful

5 5

VERY nice. Definitely sweet, and definitely easy to make. Since the amount of vanilla wasn't listed, I used 1 tsp. of vanilla extract - perfect! For the chopped nuts, I used finely grated toasted hazelnuts. I find using a good kitchen scale very helpful when baking. I took the ball of dough & weighed it; then divided into two and weighed each half to make them equal. That made it much easier to apportion 18 balls and 18 balls for making the cookies equal-sized. I baked them on my Pampered Chef Baking Stone. Made for ZWT4. Thanks for posting, Julie!