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Posted by / Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Russian Tea Cakes Or Mexican Wedding Cakes

One of our all time favorite Christmas Cookies that are super easy to make! 
Russian Tea Cakes or I've also heard them referred to as Mexican Wedding Cakes.
December 11, 2011
Cream butter, powdered sugar (I use organic so it is gmo free) and vanilla.
Until smooth and Creamy!
Add flour and scrape down sides of bowl. Mix until fully incorporated.
Add nuts and mix until evenly distributed.
Drop dough by tablespoon that is rolled into balls or using a cookie scoop onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 
Bake for 12 minutes or until no longer soft when top is touched. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet.
Dust cookies with powdered sugar when cool and remove to a sealed container for storage.

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Russian Tea Cakes Or Mexican Wedding Cakes

Recipe by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Prep time: PT10M
Cook time: PT12M
Total time: PT22M
Yield: 18 -24 Cookies
  • 1 cup Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Nuts, Chopped ( I use walnuts or pecans)
  • Additional Powdered Sugar For Dusting
Cooking Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth and fully incorporated. Add Flour and nuts, beat until fully incorporated and smooth.
  3. Drop dough by tablespoon that is rolled into balls or using a cookie scoop onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes or until no longer soft when top is touched. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes. Cookies are done when top is touched and cookie is no longer soft. Allow to cool on the cookie sheet.
  5. Dust with powdered sugar and store in a sealed storage container.

Russian Tea Cakes aka Mexican Wedding Cakes. A must have Christmas cookie!


  1. These russian tea cakes do sound special, being your oldest recipe, so sentimental. Love their shape, too and so Christmassy with the dusting of icing sugar!

  2. These look awesome. I've never heard of Russian Tea Cakes. It looks so holiday special with the powdered sugar dusting

  3. my mom always made these at Christmas :)

  4. My granny used to make these on Christmas. We called them Russian cakes and I didn't know that they also have other names.
    Now I've got Christmas mood - thank you for this



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