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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. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

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  • 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.

Expert Tips

  • 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 Information

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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