Russian Tea Cakes

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 48

Ingredients

1
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
3/4
cup finely chopped nuts
1/4
teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 400°F.
  • 2
    Mix butter, 1/2 cup powdered sugar and the vanilla in large bowl. Stir in flour, nuts and salt until dough holds together.
  • 3
    Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 4
    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  • 5
    Roll warm cookies in powdered sugar; cool on wire rack. Roll in powdered sugar again.

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Expert Tips

  • Similar cookies are called snowballs or a version that’s filled with rich pine nuts can also be called Mexican wedding cakes.
  • Tea cakes are rich, crumbly, and a style of bite-size shortbread. Short doughs refer to tender cookies and pastries that are influenced by the ratio of fat and flour.
  • Vary the texture and flavor by playing with different nuts. Cashew, hazelnut, pecans or walnuts are good choices, especially if toasted and finely ground before mixing into the dough.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
75
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
55 mg
Potassium
15 mg
Total Carbohydrate
6 g
Dietary Fiber
0g
Protein
1 g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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