Russian Tea Cakes

Posted by the Mom (aka Kelly Biedny)


In this neck of the woods, a holiday cookie platter isn’t complete without some Russian Tea cakes in the mix.  If you’re not familiar with these nuggets of deliciousness, they’re basically a walnut infused shortbread rolled in powdered sugar.  They’re not overly sweet, but are oh-so-rich with all the butter and nuts.   Another great thing about ’em is that they’re quick and easy to whip up, with or with-out the help of the kiddies.

Here’s the recipe we use…

Do you have a favorite Holiday Cookie? What is it?

Russian Tea Cakes

Yield: about 30 to 36 cookies

Russian Tea Cakes


  • 2 Cups flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Cup butter, room temperature.
  • 1 Cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Extra powdered sugar for rolling cookies in


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Measure and mix all your ingredients into a bowl. No need to be picky, kids are perfect for this. Of course the younger ones might need some assistance, but they can help for sure.
  • Roll into balls about 1 inch in size. Again, lots of ages kids an help with this, even younger ones if you provide the scoop of dough for them to roll.
  • Place each ball on a pan.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Let cool a bit and then roll them into the extra powdered sugar. You may or may not want help from the minis with can get messy ;D
  • Eat!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Kelly, Alex and Sophia

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet Says:

    Shared these on FB this week! Thanks so much for linking to Less Laundry, More linking party!

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