These Russian Tea Cakes are a classic holiday treat that are perfect for any time of year. These buttery, nutty, and perfectly sweet cookies are sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Serve them with a cup of tea or coffee for a delightful treat!

Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 12-15 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes | Serves: 24 cookies


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts (such as walnuts, pecans, or almonds)
  • Additional powdered sugar for rolling


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the flour, salt, and chopped nuts to the creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until set but not browned.
  6. Allow the cookies to cool slightly before rolling them in additional powdered sugar.
  7. Let the cookies cool completely before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 150 || Carbohydrates: 12g || Protein: 2g || Fat: 11g || Fiber: 1g || Sugar: 3g || Sodium: 50mg

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