Russian Tea Cookies

Russian Tea Cookies


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A classic recipe that we make every year at Christmas. I like to roll mine in icing sugar twice for good measure.


Serves: 36 

  • 225g butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (110g) chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup (40g) icing sugar, for decoration

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:32min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the icing sugar and flour then stir into the butter mixture until just blended. Mix in the chopped walnuts.
  3. Roll dough into 3cm balls and place them 5cm apart on an ungreased baking tray.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. When cool, roll in the additional icing sugar. You may also choose to roll them in the sugar a second time.

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Not one left! Made a double recipe for a family get together. Everyone asked for the recipe! Mixed 6 tbs castor sugar instead of icing mixture into the dough as I didn't have icing mix on hand, still worked out great. - 21 Sep 2016

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