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Russian Tea Cakes II

Rated as 3.12 out of 5 Stars

"Enjoy ... these are wonderful! I like to use almonds, but you can experiment with other nuts, if you like."
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Ingredients

servings 106 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the yolk, cream and vanilla. Beat well. Add the nuts, flour and baking powder.
  2. Chill the dough for about 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  4. Mold dough into little round balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake for 12 minutes.
  5. As you take the balls off of the cookies sheet, drop them into a bowl of confectioner's sugar. Roll them around until they are completely covered. Remove and cool on a rack.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 106 calories; 5.4 g fat; 13.6 g carbohydrates; 1.3 g protein; 23 mg cholesterol; 55 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Made these for Christmas and New Years and they were a hit! I did not add any nuts and rolled in c. sugar before and after baking. I will make again with a twist adding lemon zest w/o nuts.

Most helpful critical review

I made this cookie recipe exactly to the directions and the "balls" fell to regular flat round cookies. Taste was ok but appearance was not satisfactory

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I made this cookie recipe exactly to the directions and the "balls" fell to regular flat round cookies. Taste was ok but appearance was not satisfactory

I used chopped pecans in mine and chilled for about 3 hours. I remember my grandmother making these, and she would roll them into little "logs" instead of balls. She also rolled them in the powd...

I thought the previous review must have done something wrong, but I had the same results: flat, not round, cookies that were crumbly and the powder got sticky. I saved the situation by putting m...

I think the problem is that these cookies typically don't have eggs in them. It causes the dough to spread out. I'll try a more traditional recipe.

Made these for Christmas and New Years and they were a hit! I did not add any nuts and rolled in c. sugar before and after baking. I will make again with a twist adding lemon zest w/o nuts.

They tasted good but fell apart.