Russian Tea Cakes

I got this recipe from an old friend during a holiday cookie exchange. These cookies are very delicious and very pretty too. I like to make them around Christmas.

Russian Tea Cakes

Russian Tea Cakes


  • 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookies
  • 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 c finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 t vanilla, or you could use almond extract for a slightly different flavor
  • 1/2 c plus 1 T powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350ºF.

In a large bowl, break up cookie dough.

Stir in flour, pecans, and vanilla until well blended.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls.

Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 10-14 minutes or until set but not brown.

Remove from cookie sheets and cool slightly on a cooling rack.

Roll the warm cookies in powdered sugar and return to a cooling rack to cool.

Roll in powdered sugar again.


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