Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes – Also called Mexican wedding cookies or snowball cookies. These cookies melt in your mouth and are perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges!

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes

Welcome to the sweetest season 2018! I am so excited to be sharing a cookie recipe for the event this year.  We are raising money for Cookies for Cancer this year, a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to help find new treatments for childhood cancer.  Since 2008, they have granted nearly $15 million to pediatric cancer research to the leading pediatric cancer centers in the US.  That has spurred 37 treatments to kids fighting cancer!

When I was asked to do this event, I immediately was sold because of how important a cause it is.  To donate and learn more, click HERE.

I decided to make a batch of Russian tea cakes.  Now, you may better know these cookies as mexican wedding cookies or snowballs but regardless of the name, they are just as delicious.  These cookies have finely ground nuts added right into the dough and they are egg-free.  After they are baked, they are rolled in powdered sugar and ready to serve.  Russian tea cakes are one of my favorite cookies to give at a cookie exchange.  They are the best!

Common questions about making Russian tea cakes

Are Russian tea cakes the same as mexican wedding cookies?

Yes.  Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies, and snowball cookies are the same cookies, just by different names.

Do Russian tea cakes freeze well?

Yes, they freeze well if you let them cool completely and then freeze them in a freezer-safe bag.  They save best if you skip rolling them in powdered sugar before freezing them.

How long do you bake Russian tea cakes?

You bake Russian tea cakes for about 8-10 minutes or until the bottoms are barely brown.

Russian Tea Cake Recipe

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Yield: 12 cookies

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes - Also called Mexican wedding cookies or snowball cookies. These cookies melt in your mouth and are perfect for Christmas cookie exchanges!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour, or ground pecans or walnuts
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or a silicon mat.
  2. Beat together butter and powdered sugar.  Add in vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and almond flour.  Continue to mix until the dough comes together.
  3. Using a cookie scoop or a spoon to make 1 inch balls of dough.  Cook in oven for 8-10 minutes or unitl the bottoms of the cookies barely brown.
  4. Once the cookies are removed from the oven, roll in powdered sugar and let cool.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Erin Parker
    December 15, 2018 at 6:53 am

    I loooooooooove Russian Tea Cakes, but I’ve never made them at home before. (FOR SHAME, right?) I’m going to have to give them a try this month because ’tis the season. And they are something I know my daughter would ADORE.

    Thank you so much for participating in this year’s exchange, Madi, and joining us in sharing some cookies and spreading the love!

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