Russian Tea Cakes I

Russian Tea Cakes I

World Cuisine European Eastern European Russian

This is a family recipe that's been made at Christmas time by at least 4 generations. This year will be the first for number 5!!! 'Bubba' brought it with her when she came from Lithuania. I pass it on in the true spirit of this season!

Servings per recipe: 36
Calories per serving: 102
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 35m


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • 2   In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar and flour; stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 3   Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in remaining confectioners' sugar. I also like to roll mine in the sugar a second time.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 7.3g 11%
    Saturated Fat 3.0g  
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 37mg 1%
Potassium 24mg  
Total Carbohydrates 8.2g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Protein 1.3g 3%
Sugars 3g  
Vitamin A 158IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 6mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 7mg  
Folate 16mcg