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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Russian Tea Cakes


What do you call this Classic Christmas Cookie?
Snowballs? Russian Tea Cakes? Mexican Wedding Cakes?
Whatever they are called, they melt in your mouth!
Recipe
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 c softened butter
2 t vanilla
2 c flour
1 c finely chopped pecans
1/4 t salt
Blend sugar and butter, stir in remaining ingredients.
Form into balls. Bake 15-20 minutes at 325 until set but not
browned. Cool slightly and roll in additional powdered sugar.
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57 comments:

  1. Oh, I don't know... never seen one before. They do look like snowballs though - especially if they melt in your mouth.

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  2. Christine ~ me, too! They're one of my favorites!

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  3. Snowballs! I'll be right over--give me a second to grab my jacket, and my coffee cup. :)

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  4. Rebecca ~ hurry! I'll brew a fresh pot! lol....bring the kiddos if you have to!

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  5. Oh no, they if I bring them I'd have to share. :p I'm a mommy who sometimes hides in the bathroom to eat chocolate. LOL

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  6. Rebecca ~ hahaha...well, I've been known to hid treats for myself, too! OK...come alone. We'll have more time to chat. :)

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  7. I made some of those today. :)

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  8. Martha ~ ah, great minds... :)

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  9. I don't know what to call them, but I can't have any anyway. :(

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  10. We form this dough around a hershey's kiss. At our Christmas table, they're called Secret Kiss Cookies. Scandalous and Sweet at the same time!

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  11. I decided we should rename them "crack" I made a double batch just a few days ago, and except a few that went in some cookie assortment cans for friends, we/mostly me have ate them all.

    and I am not making any more, at least until next Christmas :)

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  12. Anna ~ A secret kiss? Ooooh...

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  13. Rhonda ~ I saved out 4 and the rest went straight to the freezer! ha.

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  14. Thanks, Gloria ~ do you make these? And if you do, what do you call them?

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  15. Same recipe ~ we've always called them "Sandies." Don't have a clue why, it's just the name on my mom's recipe that I took as my own.

    They do melt in your mouth....!

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  16. these are fabulous - and easy - perfect!

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  17. Miss Goddess ~ yes, they are! yum! So nice to see you here!

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  18. yummy, thats what I would call them, but actually we call tem snowballs too,

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  19. Do they also work well in a snowball fight?
    Since no snow is in sight
    One might need to make some exceptions ever now and again
    That is if they all aren't eaten first by your five men..haha

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  20. Pat ~

    You're always trying to turn my food into sports equipment!
    First frisbee pancakes you did lament.
    Now it's a snowball cookie!
    Fun to throw while you're playing hookie.
    lol...

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  21. I don't care what people call them as long as they make them to share. They are wonderful. Mickie :)

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  22. Mickie ~ sometimes it's the simple ones that are the most wonderful!

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  23. Betsy, some of ours went in the freezer too. but these crack cookies don't freeze rock-hard and easily be eaten straight from the freezer.
    Trust me, you won't break your teeth at all if the crack cookies start calling your name to be eaten.

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  24. Rhonda ~ now, don't go telling me that! They'll all be chanting, "Betsy! Betsy!" lol...

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  25. hahaha that was fun
    Really made me laugh on that one

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  26. These look so good and I really don't think I have ever had them!

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  27. Yeah, Pat ~
    So what would you do with my soup?
    Pull out a little sailboat and have it take a route?
    Or how about a steak I like?
    String it on a pole and fly it like a kite?
    lol...

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  28. yum yum....love making christmas cookies...peanut butter log is my fav but i would def not kick these off the plate...

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  29. Brian ~ peanutbutter log? Recipe, please! :)

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  30. Betsy I never see before! but I think look amazing :)

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  31. Russian Tea Cakes...my Quintessential Holiday Favorites.

    I have often give tins of them as gifts.

    And they are just soooooo good with hot tea AND as well as coffee.

    Oh Betsy Thank You for reminding me about these...somehow I had forgotten to make any.

    In Him,
    Grace

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  32. lol "given" (typo correction lol)

    Grace

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  33. Oh goodness...I tried some Mexican wedding cookies from a bakery in SF and felt in love. I've been wanting to make some but haven't got the time to search for a recipe yet. I'm going to try yours this weekend for some yummy treat. :) Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Good, Amy! I hope you like them! :)

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  35. I love these cookies! I first learned of them as "Mexicn Wedding Cakes," but by any name they are melt in the moutth delicious!

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  36. Oohhh! I remember those from my childhood. Yumm, they really do melt in your mouth. Delish!

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  37. You make it sound easy and look so good

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  38. YUM! This was my cookie of choice to take to a cookie exchange this last week. Mine were called Candy Cane Snowballs - and instead of nuts, I used crushed candy canes - mixing the 'powder' from the sifted candy canes, with powdered sugar, and sifting over the top. They were very pretty and tasty. Yours look great too.

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  39. This is my all time favorite cookie!!
    Yum
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  40. Happy Anniversary Betsy, and hubby! Good luck with your last minute order. :)

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  41. This is my sons favorite cookie and I will bake them this week-end along with my breads. They go by so many different names!

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  42. These look a lot like Kourabiethes, Greek powdered sugar crescents. The recipe calls for almost the same ingredients! Yum!

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  43. Marsha ~ washable markers...oh, you are SO funny. I'll try it and tell you if I get any results. ;)

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  44. art2ee2 ~ are yours almond flavored? I think I've had those...yes, same shortbread base. Yum!

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  45. Mmmmmmmm! Thank you for the recipe!

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  46. mom always called them butterballs.
    I can eat a zillion of these at a sitting.
    taria

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  47. love these tiny bites come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  48. They are yummy cookies with powdered sugar on them and I can eat quite a few in one sitting.

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  49. It must be wonderful to be invited to eat at your house! Yum!

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  50. We call them wedding cookies and they are among my all time favorites!! Melt in your mouth delicious! Looking forward to seeing that corncob pipe in the snowman! blessings ~ tanna

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