My grandmother gave me this recipe after she made these one year, and after I made them they became the most requested cookie in my repertoire. Like Russian tea cakes, with chai flair.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Coating:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat butter and powdered sugar together until well blended. Add flour, egg yolks, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, cardamom, ginger, cloves, and salt. Mix until smooth. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden, 12 to 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

  • Mix powdered sugar, cinnamon, and cardamom together in a shallow bowl. Roll cookies in the coating mixture while still warm. Allow to cool for 5 more minutes; roll again.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.3g 5% DV; fat 8.2g 13% DV; cholesterol 37.4mg 13% DV; sodium 104.1mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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