My Russian Tea-Cake Recipe

Russian Tea Cake Family Recipe plates on counter

These amazing cookies literally melt in your mouth. I am excited to share my Russian tea-cake cookie recipe. Grab a glass of milk and a plate full, fresh from the oven!

Russian Tea Cakes on plates

Russian Tea Cakes

These will melt in your mouth and your family will love this recipe for years to come
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 20


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • First start by softening butter
  • Chop Walnuts finely
  • Mix Butter, Vanilla, Powdered Sugar
  • Stir in flour and nuts
  • Mix Well
  • Roll into 1" balls and place on cookie sheet
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Cook for 7-8 minutes or until golden brown
  • Allow to cool for 2-3 minutes
  • Roll while still warm in powdered sugar
Keyword christmas cookie, cookies, Dessert, russian tea cake, wedding cookie
Russian Tea Cake Ingredients on counter

Grab all of your materials and get ready to make this super quick and easy recipe. This is definitely a family fun favorite.

Walnuts chopped up

Make sure to finely chop your walnuts. The smaller pieces the better.

Powdered sugar, vanilla, butter in mixing bowl

Mix powdered sugar, softened butter, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Make sure your butter is softened. We usually leave the butter out of the fridge for a few hours before we start prepping the cookies.

Mix in flour into mixing bowl

Now mix in your flour.

Mix ingredients for Russian Tea Cakes

Be sure to add in your flour smaller amounts at a time.

Add nuts to recipe in bowl mix well

Now it is time to add in the nuts. Be sure to mix well.

roll cookie dough into 1" balls

Roll into 1′ balls and place on a cookie sheet.

cookie dough balls
cookie dough in the oven baking

Place in oven at 375 degrees for 7-8 minutes until bottom is golden brown.

cookies cooling on rack

Allow the cookies to cool for about 2-3 minutes. You don’t want them completely cooled, just warm.

roll cookies in powder sugar

Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar before they completely cool down.

russian tea cake cookies on cake plate

Thanks for reading about my Russian tea-cake cookie recipe. It is a yummy treat your family is sure to enjoy.

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