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Russian Tea Cakes

December 30, 2014

Russian Tea Cakes - a delicous cookie that will melt in your mouth and is perfect for the holidays!Russian Tea Cakes…Mexican Wedding Cookies….Snowball Cookies…these little guys go by a lot of names, but they’re all the same cookie!ย ย  A delicious shortbread type cookie, covered in powdered sugar that just melts in your mouth.ย  Perfect for the holidays!

Just before the holiday season kicked into full swing, Hamilton Beach sent over the Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor to help my holiday cooking/baking go a little more smoothly…and what was the first thing that I chose to use it for?ย  The classic Russian Tea Cake recipe!ย 

So you’re probably not going to believe me but this was the first time I’ve used a food processor…as in ever.ย  And I have to admit that it was probably one of the easiest things to use…not to mention I’m kicking myself because of all of the years that I’ve made desserts that required chopping/crushing ingredients, I did it by hand…which took forever!ย  The Stack & Snap chopped everything in about 10 seconds…talk about saving me time!

With these Russian Tea Cakes, I chose to use whole pecans…

Russian Tea Cakes - a delicous cookie that will melt in your mouth and is perfect for the holidays!

And finely chopped them myself!ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Russian Tea Cakes - a delicous cookie that will melt in your mouth and is perfect for the holidays!Success!

Okay, but onto the cookies now…

Mexican Wedding Cookies - a delicous cookie that will melt in your mouth and is perfect for the holidays!Russian Tea Cakes - a delicous cookie that will melt in your mouth and is perfect for the holidays!Snowball Cookies - a delicous cookie that will melt in your mouth and is perfect for the holidays!

Are you ready to make some of these mouth watering cookies for yourself?!

4.7 from 3 reviews
Russian Tea Cakes
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 35 cookie balls
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of softened butter
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 2¼ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup pecans (finely chopped in food processor)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • extra powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugar and vanilla. Once mixed, add in flour, chopped pecans and salt. I found it was easier to mix the dough together with my hands. The dough will be on the drier side.
  3. Roll dough into one inch balls and place them evenly spaced (about 1 inch) on a non-greased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 9-11 minutes (keep an eye on them, you want them to be set but not browned at all).
  5. Remove sheet and let cookies cool slightly on a wire rack. Once warm, roll them gently in powdered sugar and then allow to cool on wire rack.
  6. Roll cookies in powdered sugar one more time and then serve.
Recipe was adapted from Betty Crocker.

Hamilton Beach has been kind enough to give one of my readers a brand new Stack & Snap 10 Cup Food Processor to help make your cooking and baking easier in the new year…so get your entries in!

You must be 18+ and reside in the United States or D.C.ย  Hamilton Beach also cannot ship to P.O boxes at this time.

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Hamilton Beach provided my new food processor for this post but as always, my thoughts and opinions are entirely my own!

  • Reply
    December 30, 2014 at 12:13 pm

    Hi, I’m Russian and I have no idea what these are, LOL!
    There is no such thing as ‘Russian cookies’ and I have never ever seen/eaten anything like this, hahaha! And ordinary people don’t eat pecans, they are still very new and rare in our stores.
    So, that’s a culinary myth!

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      December 30, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Lol! That’s too funny…I have no idea how they got the name, I just know that’s what I’ve known them to be called since I was little. ๐Ÿ™‚ A lot of other recipes use walnuts instead of pecans so it all just comes down to preference.

  • Reply
    Chely f
    December 30, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I would make a pot pie! Nothing better to make the dough

  • Reply
    December 30, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    chop veggies probably for dinner or make a yummy dessert. I have a mini food processor, not a good sized big one, so this would be awesome!

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    Big D
    December 30, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    This awesome processor would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen. I have loved these cookies ever since I was little. Always a favorite……………they just melt in your mouth.

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    Sarah Ann Dela Cruz
    December 30, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I’d make Olive Tapenade, yummy!

  • Reply
    December 30, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    i would totally make these. They sound so good.

  • Reply
    December 30, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I would make homemade salsa. and guacamole.

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    Joe Smith
    December 31, 2014 at 7:52 am

    This looks like an awesome recipe and the did precept did a really good job evenly chopping everything.

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    Lisa Brown
    January 3, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I would make salsa or guacamole

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    Julie Wood
    January 3, 2015 at 7:59 am

    I am going to make pie crust and pizza dough. It is so hard to make these by hand and pie crust really mixes good in a food processor!

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    Margot C
    January 3, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I think I might make my own hummus; it just seems like something that would both be much better made fresh than bought from the store and also somethings that you really meed a machine to make.

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    steven weber
    January 3, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I would make some fresh salsa first.

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    January 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    i’d make salsa

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    courtney b
    January 4, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    I would make my mom’s famous coleslaw …
    sooo good. can’t wait! crossing fingers!

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    Ben (ada)
    January 4, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I would make habanero salsa

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    Heather Dawn
    January 4, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    I would make pesto!!

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    Holly E
    January 5, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    I would make hummus.

  • Reply
    January 5, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    I use a pastry blender to make my pie crusts now, but so many people use a food processor instead that I’d love to try it. We have quiche fairly frequently, so it would be a big help.

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    Jessica H
    January 6, 2015 at 10:27 am

    This would be fun to make with my kids, and we don’t have a food processor, so it would be fun to try out a new kitchen gadget.

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    Christina Stirneman
    January 6, 2015 at 10:29 am

    I would make chicken croquettes first!! They are one of my favorite appetizers to eat, but it takes me forever to chop up all the chicken!

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    January 6, 2015 at 10:30 am

    I would love this!

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    Carolyn S
    January 6, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I would use it to chop my veggies to hide in my lasagna

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    January 6, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I would make dough!!

  • Reply
    Tonya Leep
    January 6, 2015 at 10:50 am

    looks yummy

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    Darcy Hoskins
    January 6, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I’d definitely make some salsa!

  • Reply
    January 6, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I would love this! I would use it all the time!

  • Reply
    January 6, 2015 at 11:31 am

    I would LOVE a new food processor. My is broken and leaks. : /

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    Trisha Chamberlain
    January 6, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I would make Chocolate Revel Bars. The Russian Tea Cakes looks delicious, though!

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    Anna K.
    January 7, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    I’ve been dying to make my own Almond butter! I hear it’s way cheaper to buy the almonds and do it yourself, and I only have a very small 2 cup food processor.

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