Russian Tea Cakes

Hey Everyone!

Today I made Russian Tea Cake Cookies. They are not the most healthy thing, but every once in a while, you have to splurge. And it’s officially the holiday season, so I have no regrets!

This recipe has a few names, i’ve heard people call them, mexican wedding balls, snowball cookies, hungarian nut balls… the list goes on and on. In the end, they all taste the same.

Whenever my Mom and I make Russian Tea Cakes, we use this recipe. This recipe says to use any nuts, but we always use pecans. I like these cookies because they are crunchy, not too sweet, and fall apart as you bite into them. Also, the recipe calls for an entire cup of butter and everything tastes better with butter, right?

When I made these cookies, I decided to make a vine out of it! Click on the link below to check it out!

Some of my other favorite cookies to make during the holiday season are peanut butter cookies and oatmeal cookies with white chocolate chips and dried cranberries. The oatmeal cookies sound healthy, but they are really just as sugar-filled as all the other cookies.

If you ever want to try the oatmeal cookies that I love, check out this recipe from Oceanspray. If you make them, let me know what you think!

What are your favorite cookies to make during the holiday season? I’d love to try them myself.

Have a good week everyone!


3 thoughts on “Russian Tea Cakes

  1. Really loved this recipe! Sounds delicious and it’s always great to cook and bake with our families over the holidays, i know i do! Every year me and my mom make Christmas sugar cookies, and not only are they delicious but its always a good time baking with her. We hand make the dough and icing and all. We always try to make something new every year though! So this holiday we might have to try this recipe out, seems like a great one!

    Thanks and have a wonderful holiday season!


  2. I love how everything you post has some kind of story behind it! It makes everything an engaging and enjoyable read. Adding a link to the Vine was really creative, but I would’ve liked to see at least one picture of the cookies in the post itself, because it was hard to see what they looked like at the end of the Vine!

    You have an overall lovely blog!


  3. One of the variations that I’ve seen in this recipe goes for actual ground tea leaves within the mixing so that when it gets baked, the leaves crack and release the aroma of the leaf. I’ve had these cookies but never had the time to make them, since usually around the holidays it’s all about chocolate chip 😛

    This year I’ll give it a go; it’s getting colder sooner and a warm drink + comfort food will be in order.


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