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Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

I like to present my favorite holiday cookies in a special way. I pile these fresh-baked tea cakes on pretty plates that I buy throughout the year, then wrap them with colored cellophane to give friends.—Valerie Hudson, Mason City, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 20 min. YIELD:21 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 10-12 minutes. Roll in confectioners' sugar while still warm. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.

Reviews for Russian Tea Cakes

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JShocinski
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"Love this recipe, super easy to make and taste great. I made them with pecans and my husband liked them so much I've made them 3 times this holiday season. They're the perfect size to pop in your mouth when you're craving a quick sweet treat. I'll be making these every year."

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JCA48
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

"I'm sorry but these were so dry and no flavor. Maybe adding more than 1tsp of vanilla or using almond abstract instead would boost the flavor? Any ideas?"

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yuehching
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2013

"I made these cookies for Christmas last year. Immediately they became my family favorite Christmas cookies. This year I made two batches, one with walnuts, the other with pecans and also increased the nuts amount to 1 cup each. Both turned out excellent! It?s a keeper."

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5173nancy
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2012

"Cookie fell apart. Very disappointing."

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u45529
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2011

"Best Russian Teacakes I've ever made and believe me I have tried a lot of recipes! Just like my mother used to make."

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mmpense
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"I love these cookies. They were a hit at my cookie exchange. Thanks."

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Darlene1679
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2010

"Excellent cookie. I added chopped pecans and shaped them into crescents to distiguish them from Mexican Wedding Cakes. A wonderful addition to my Christmas recipe box."

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