Friday, December 13, 2013

Russian Tea Cake Cookies

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So it's that time of year ya know. The time when everyone (or most everyone) gets into baking overload. I already love to cook so this time of year makes me go into overdrive. ;-) I love to bake and share goodies with others. Yesterday I tried a new recipe. I had seen this recipe all over Pinterest and any time I looked up Christmas cookies. Well, that just means I had to try it right ??

First I have to say that my absolute favorite kitchen appliance is my mixer. I can cream butter and sugar and walk away to get other ingredients ready. The Kitchen Aide mixer took me 8 years of marriage to finally get it ;) LOL. That's a running joke between my hubby and I ;-)

If you don't have one you should definitely check it out. They last forever and are soooo worth it when you are baking.

Back to the recipe. It was really easy and I liked them. They are not as sweet as other cookies so that's a plus. My kiddo liked it and I was kind of surprised he did. Hubby said they were good but dense. So it's all in what you like in your cookie.

Russian Tea Cakes

Adapted from All Recipes 

1 cup of butter
1 tsp. of vanilla extract
6 TBS of powdered sugar
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup finely chopped cashews
1/3 cup of powdered sugar for decorating

Preheat your oven to 325.

In a medium bowl cream together your butter and vanilla.

In a separate bowl combine flour and 6 TBS of sugar. Stir this into the butter mixture just until it's blended. Stir in your nuts. (you can use 1 cup of walnuts, pecans etc. I used what I had) Roll the dough into 1 inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Once they cool down a little roll them in powdered sugar to decorate. I put a few of them in a bag at a time and shook them up.


What is your favorite Christmas cookie recipe?


  1. Those look yummy! Are they like the Wedding cookies you buy in the store?

    1. Sort of ;) They are similar to a shortbread type of cookie. They are really good ;)

  2. These sound delicious and delightful!

    I'm visiting from Throwback Thursday. Pinning this to my "cookies" board.

    Thanks for sharing.


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