Recipe Round-Up ~ Russian Tea Cookies


These “melt in your mouth”. There is no other way to express it.

Russian Tea Cookies

1 C. butter
1/2 C. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2-1/2 cups sifted flour
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup nuts, finely chopped

Cream butter and sugar. Add vanilla, flour, salt and nuts. Mix well. Form into small balls and flatten a bit. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 F  10-14 minutes. While still warm roll in powdered sugar. After cool, roll again in powdered sugar. Yields 3-4 dozen.

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15 thoughts on “Recipe Round-Up ~ Russian Tea Cookies

  1. This is a recipe I can use for Benjamin if I omit the nuts. How do you think they would turn out without the nuts?

    Leslie, They would still melt in your mouth!

  2. I’ve made two batches of these already this month. The first batch I forgot that my mom always made them the size of marbles. Mine were more like golf balls. Too big! It took three bites to eat them and by then we had powdered sugar all over.
    I do love these cookies.

    Kathy, thanks for the warning not to make them too big! blessings…

  3. These are so good!! Around our part of the country the same recipe is called “Mexican Wedding Cakes” [I think] either way……….they’re melt in your mouth delicious.

    Anni! Ha! I guess I’ll just say when this Russian makes them it’s ok to say they are Russian Tea Cookies… 🙂

  4. I’m going to make these and many other delicious treats with my Grandma tonight!

    Laura, What fun! say hello to Grandma W. for me…

  5. I’m not sure I knew what they were called before this, but I grew up on these! They ARE indeed melt-in-your-mouth divine… Hmmm… I think I’ll add them to my plates o’cookies to neighbors this year!

  6. Those are delectable cookies! I’ve also seen them called “Mexican Wedding Cakes” and “Sandies.” Whatever they’re called, they are scrumptious.

  7. My aunt calls these Greek Wedding cookies. I was just thinking that I would like to make this recipe so thanks for posting it! Sounds delicous.

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