Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes

With the Sochi Winter Olympics starting soon, we decided to make some Russian treats.  My girls thought these tea cakes would make a fun tea party treat.  These are very easy to make, and taste wonderful too!  Definitely a nice addition to a tea party!


1 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/2 cup powdered/confectioner’s sugar, plus extra for dusting

1 teaspoon vanilla

2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts (you can substitute with other nuts)

1/4 teaspoon salt



Preheat oven to 400F.

Mix the softened butter, vanilla, and 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar.

Add in the all-purpose flour, nuts, and salt.  The dough will be dry and sort of cakey.

Russian Tea Cakes mixture

Shape the dough into 1-inch balls.

Place on a cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes until they begin to turn golden.

Russian Tea Cakes Baked

Remove from cookie sheet, and allow to cool slightly on a wire rack.

Roll warm cookies in the confectioner’s sugar, and allow to cool again.

Once cool, dust or roll in confectioner’s sugar.

Russian Tea Cakes

 Adapted from a recipe at Betty Crocker.




  1. 1
    Sherri says:

    Those look good! And I love how simple the recipe is, too….. a must in this house :)

  2. 2

    I love tea cakes, and cookies with my hot tea. I love tons of powered sugar on these, my mom made these for me and I was so hooked.

  3. 3

    Here’s a cookie I’ve never made – and I don’t know why – they sound delish! I need to make these – soon! They would be perfect with tea!

  4. 4

    These cookies look amazing and a really easy cookie to make for the Holidays. Thanks for the recipe and would taste good with a hot cup of tea!

  5. 5

    These look tasty! They sound pretty easy to make, although I’ve never tried to make tea cakes before!

  6. 6
    Maryann D. says:

    This looks like fun to make and tasty to eat! I would love one with my cup of tea!

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