Russian Walnut Tea Cookies. I made that recipe for the first time a couple of weeks ago and today wanting more Russian Tea Cakes decided to try the recipe on this site to compare. There's no feeling quite as blissful as your first bite of one of these cookies. Whether you call them Russian tea cakes, Mexican wedding cookies or snowballs, there's no denying that they're essential to bake during the Christmas season.
Delicious little "tea cakes", as they are known in my family, these traditional cookies are great with coffee as well as tea. Oreshki are Russian walnut shaped cookies, made by cooking them in a special skillet. The crisp, golden exterior of the cookies hold a very creamy, caramely filling made with dulce de leche. You can cook Russian Walnut Tea Cookies using 7 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you cook that.
Ingredients of Russian Walnut Tea Cookies
- Prepare 1 1/2 cups of walnuts.
- Prepare 1 cup of butter, room temperature.
- You need 2 1/2 cup of flour.
- Prepare 1/2 cup of sugar.
- You need 1/2 tsp of salt.
- Prepare 1 tsp of cinnamon.
- You need of some powered sugar for rolling.
Oreshki, these beautiful, walnut shaped Russian cookies, have so much meaning for me. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl and using an electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Russian Tea Cakes or Snowball Cookies How To Make Snowball Cookies.
Russian Walnut Tea Cookies instructions
- Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
- Grind nuts to a coarse meal in a food processor.
- Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on high until light and fluffy.
- Gradually add flour to butter and sugar mixture.
- Add cinnamon, salt, and nuts then mix thoroughly. The dough should be crumbly but hold together when rolled in your hands..
- Form dough in 3/4 inch balls and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheets.
- Bake for about 15 minutes. Finished cookies should look raw on top, but have lightly browned undersides. Carefully lift one with a spatula to check..
- Remove from oven and cool for 5 minutes.
- Roll each cookie in powered sugar.
What I love the most about Russian Tea Cakes (also known as Snowball Cookies) is that they are basically a shortbread that you can add your favorite nut to, bake up into melt-in-your-mouth buttery cookie goodness and then coat in powdered sugar. Russian Tea Cakes Recipe: These Traditional Holiday Cookies Are Super Easy To Make They're perfect for your next holiday party! In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour, pecans and vanilla until well blended. The history of Russian Tea Cakes is somewhat mysterious.