Russian Tea Cake Cookies - Snowball Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies

10 servings
25 min

Russian Tea Cakes are also known as Mexican Wedding Cookies, Snowballs, Pecan Dreams, and Tea Cakes, which are easy to make, crunchy sugar-dusted nutballs that are not too sweet, and melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

Buttery deliousiness you are going to be craving for more. Similar to a shortbread cook, but BETTER!

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I remember fondly the first time I had these irresistible cookies. It was on a day that forever changed my life. It was on my wedding day over 31 years ago. 

My husband’s mother said she was bringing cookies to our wedding reception. She told me serving cookies was a family tradition. Little did I know I would fall in love with her cookies too.

Russian Tea Cake Cookies - Snowball Cookies, Mexican Wedding Cookies
Recipe details
  • 10  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 25 min
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Place a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet
Using a stand mixer with a large bowl cream together butter, sugar, and flour.
Mix in chopped nuts.
Using a cookie scoop to measure out cookies
Roll them into a ball
Place them on the baking sheet about 1.5" apart
Bake for 10 to 15 minutes
Place about a cup of confectioners sugar in a bowl with low sides
Place the hot pan on a trivet
Remove hot cookies with two spoons and drop into confectioners sugar
Roll the hot cookies in the sugar to coat and place them on a wire rack to cool completely
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  • I remember fondly the first time I had these irresistible cookies. It was on a day that forever changed my life. It was on my wedding day over 31 years ago. My husband’s mother said she was bringing cookies to our wedding reception. She told me serving cookies was a family tradition. Little did I know I would fall in love with her cookies too.
Kippi @ Kippi At Home
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Comments
  • Carrie Lee Kent Carrie Lee Kent on Nov 22, 2020

    I have been making THESE VERY TREATS since I was Old enuff to walk. My mother, May she R.I.P. would get ALL OF US OLDER GIRLS TOGETHER After she WHIPPED up the recipe and we would ALL ROLL THEM INTO varying ballsSIZED BALLS, we LOVED the Powder sugar PART best. Lol.

    Thank you for posting this.

    In FACT, this year I'll bake up about 6 batches to Deliver to MY OLDER sisters, daughter AND lil BROTHER. OUR FAMILY fav.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS

  • Shelley Shelley on Nov 24, 2020

    These are my favorites too! My mom used to make them for Christmas.

    Now I make them with whole wheat flour and LOVE them ❣️🥰🙃🤗

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