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Russian Tea Cakes III

Russian Tea Cakes III

Emma Radovich

Lovely little cookies that are perfect for formal parties.

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Original recipe yields 24 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 151 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.6g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 79 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Combine all ingredients, mix well.
  2. Refrigerate dough until chilled.
  3. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and bake for 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degrees C) oven.
  4. Once baked, roll while still hot in confectioners' sugar until coated. Let cool. Lightly dust with more confectioners' sugar.
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The taste was OK but she forgot the DIRECTIONS!. You can't just combine the ingredients. The butter and conf sugar need to be combined first and the flour needs to be sifted.


I've made these every year for Christmas ever since I was a teenager. They are so delicious and look beautiful on a cookie tray. My suggestions are that you will need more powdered sugar than stated. Put a few of the hot cookies at a time into a paper bag with the sugar in, shake gently to coat, remove and set aside on a rack to cool. The first coating with sugar will get soft from the heat, then when they are completely cooled, coat again and the sugar will adhere to the first coating making the outside nice and white.


This is one of my favorite Christmas cookies. I have used this recipe for several years and find that these come out wonderfully when following the recipe exactly. Very buttery and delicious. I place the cooking rack a bit higher in the oven to avoid overcooking the bottoms of the cookies though.