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Easy Russian Tea Cakes

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Easy Russian Tea Cakes
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 44

This classic melt-in-your mouth cookie is a must-have on every Christmas cookie platter, and our new version is even easier than the original.

Updated September 29, 2016
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix

Ingredients

  • 1
    pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2
    cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2
    cup butter, melted
  • 1
    egg
  • 3/4
    cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1 1/2
    cups powdered sugar

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix cookie mix, flour, melted butter and egg with spoon until soft dough forms. Stir in pecans. Press firmly to shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool 5 minutes. In small bowl, place powdered sugar. Roll each warm cookie in powdered sugar, and place on cooling rack. Cool completely, at least 20 minutes.
  • 4
    Roll cookies again in powdered sugar to coat. Store covered at room temperature.

  • If using 21-oz pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix, use 1/3 cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup butter, melted, 1 egg and 1 tablespoon water to make soft dough. Stir in 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans; shape into 54 balls. Makes 54 cookies.
  • Try rolling cookies in colored sugar for the second coating instead of powdered sugar for a festive look!
  • For even baking, make sure cookies are the same shape and size.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
40
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
8%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
50mg
2%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
9g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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