Russian Tea Cakes

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This is easy russian tea cakes recipe. Russian tea cakes are incredibly easy to make. This dessert melts in your mouth and satisfies your sweet tooth during the holidays. Russian tea cakes are tender and buttery from the inside with crunchy walnuts and are rolled in powdered sugar. I have made this recipe many times and always been appreciated by my family and friends. Even my children love this russian tea cakes recipe so they usually demand that I make them this Russian tea cake for their school lunch. I am deadly sure you and your children will also be in love with this recipe.

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe ingredients

Believe me or not, but only five ingredients are needed to make this bakery-worthy Russian tea cake. These five ingredients are butter, flour, Vanilla, sugar and walnuts. This easy Russian tea cake recipe starts with unsalted butter. After that a teaspoon of vanilla is added to enhance the flavor. Flour gives it a proper structure and holds the dough together. The most important and the main ingredient you need is the powdered sugar, which is needed for the dough and to roll the tea cakes. At last you need to add chopped walnuts to give it a nutty flavor and crunch. Do try this recipe.

Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

How to make Russian Tea Cakes

Here is a brief overview of what you can expect when you are making russian tea cakes recipe. There are three steps in making this russian tea cakes recipe, firstly, making the dough, secondly, baking the dough and at last rolling in sugar. To make the dough you need to cream the butter and vanilla. Mix the flour and sugar , then stir the dry mixture into the butter mixture , stir in the walnuts. Secondly, for baking the dough, roll the dough into the balls and bake until the edges are golden. The last step of this recipe is to roll the cake in sugar when it is cooled. You can also check more cakes recipes.

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes

It is an easy recipe with only five ingredients and a tasty cup of tea. Unsalted butter is the primary ingredient of this recipe.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 102 kcal


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • cup powdered sugar


  •  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Cream butter and vanilla at one time in a bowl with an electric beater until it is smooth.
  • Whisk flour and powdered sugar altogether in another bowl. Add whisk flour and powdered sugar in the butter mixture made and then mix it properly. Add walnuts and mix; mixture can be crumbly.
  • Take small scoops of dough and roll between your hands. Make the balls and place it at a space from each other on a sheet which is not greased.
  • Let it bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden.
  • Once it is baked take it out form the oven and before serving let it be cooled at room temperature.
  • Place remaining powdered sugar in a bowl. Roll cooled cake in the powdered sugar once or twice.
Keyword Mexican Wedding Cookies, Russian Tea Cakes, Snowball Cookies
Russian Tea Cakes Recipe

How to store and freeze Russian Tea Cakes

Store the Russian Tea Cakes in a shallow, airtight container at room temperature for one week. But it’s good to freeze Russian Tea Cakes before you roll them in powdered sugar. Arrange them on a baking sheet, cover them and freeze for up to overnight. Transfer the frozen cake to a container. Defrost the cake in the fridge and then sprinkle powdered sugar on it or roll it fully in the powdered sugar to give more classic taste before you serve. For more details check Allrecipes.

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