Saturday, December 20, 2008

Russian Tea Cakes

Finished product

Cookies are done when slightly cracked on top


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. I also like to roll mine in the sugar a second time.


  1. Great timing on the post! We're going to make these today since we're snowed in.

  2. Be sure to listen to the Nutcracker while making them or they won't turn out right.

  3. LOL.

    I'm going to try them with pecans. Bet they'll be even better.