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.Β 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!

https://vine.co/v/OJKhezllpbF/embed/postcard

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.Β 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!

All about Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays! Now that I don’t live at home with my parents and sisters anymore, I have become so appreciative of holiday season with the family. Especially since this semester has been a stressful one, I am very excited to head home next Tuesday for Thanksgiving! I randomly came across an article about Thanksgiving and its history and it was very interesting to me. I decided to make an infographic on the history and facts about Thanksgiving day.

Hope you like it!

Thanksgiving

I couldn’t believe it took so long for Thanksgiving to become an official holiday!

Did any of the facts in the infographic surprise you?