Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mexican Wedding Cookies/Russian Teacakes

My other favorite Christmas cookie is Mexican Wedding Cookies or Russian Teacakes.  The recipes are very similar so it probably depends on what your family calls them.  Another butter based cookie great with coffee!

I also got this recipe from Food.com

Prep:  15 min   Total Time:  45 min  Serves: 36, Yield: 3 dozen


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups sifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)(or both)
  • Powdered sugar (for rolling baked cookies in)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cream together the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.  Add Vanilla extract.
  3. Mix together flour and salt, gradually add to butter mixture.
  4. Stir in nuts.
  5. Form dough into 1 inch to 1-1/4 inch  balls and place onto parchment lined baking sheets.  
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until the cookies start to turn light golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven allow to cool slightly, roll in powdered sugar while still warm (but NOT hot) then cool on wire racks.
  8. Cookies can be rolled again when cooled in powdered sugar a second time once cooled to room temperature.
*1 inch balls will increase yield to 48 cookies*

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