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Russian Tea Cakes

These Russian Tea Cakes are one of my personal favorites and a must have cookie for the holidays! 

Russian Tea Cakes

  • Servings: about 50
  • Difficulty: easy
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Buttery, lightly sweet, walnut cookies.


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • ¾ cup chopped walnuts  
  • ½ cup powdered sugar, for rolling


  1. Cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Add vanilla. Stir well.
  3. Add flour, salt, and walnuts. Mix until dough forms.
  4. Roll dough into tablespoon-size balls.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  6. Let cool for a minute then roll in powdered sugar and let cool on wire rack.
  7. Once cookies are cool, roll in powdered sugar for a second time.
  8. Serve and enjoy!



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