Recipes/Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes
Episode: 
KCTS 9 Cooks

Cook's Note: Confectioners' sugar and cake flour makes these a favorite, for the holidays or any time. They are a delicate, melt-in-your-mouth delight.

makes about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cake flour, or sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup finely chopped or ground nuts, such as pecans or walnuts

Preparation

Mix butter with sugar until creamy. Add extract, flour and nuts; mix well and form into a ball. Chill dough for at least 30 minutes, until easy to handle. Form dough into 1-inch balls or crescent shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, until light brown at the edges. While cookies are still warm, roll in confectioners' sugar. Roll again when cooled for a good coating. These keep well.

Comments

04/23/15
The minute I saw the photo of these delightful cookies named "Russian Tea Cakes", I knew they were the cookies my mother made each year as part of her Christmas cookie collection. However, I grew up in Canada knowing them as "Walnut Balls" and later saw recipes for this same wonderful confection known as "Mexican Wedding Cakes"! What a perfect touch to align them with our now beloved Dowager Countess of Grantham! Love your channel and all the wonderful offerings we so enjoy. Anne James Vancouver, BC

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.
  • All comments are subject to approval.
  • KCTS9.org reserves the right to remove posts, at our discretion, which include inflammatory comments, comments that are off-topic, personal attacks or obscene language, or that are otherwise deemed objectionable.
  • By submitting your comment for publication on KCTS9.org, you agree to abide by our terms of service: http://kcts9.org/terms-conditions