December 12, 2013

Cookie Recipe: Russian Tea Cakes

Butterballs or Russian Tea Cakes
M  other made these a lot in the winter.

 Guests were always coming to the house and they would also drop by on holidays before going elsewhere just to get some of my mother's food.

  She and my grandmother, who lived with us, were the best cooks I know.
 Their pies and cakes and cookies were famous.
During the Depression my grandmother kept the family going by baking breads and pastries to sell.  She did a land office business!

Here is my mother's recipe for Russian Tea Cakes. They are also called Mexican Wedding Cookies and Polish Wedding Cookies and probably many other names as well.
 Whatever you call them, they are delicious.

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you can access a copy of this recipe HERE 


  1. Hi Annie,
    I have Russian on one side of the family and German on my Dad's side "Lowenthal's my Grannie made these and I loved them. I just got to last weeks meme I will try to do your most recent by the weekend. We had a cold snap here I am sure you heard but it is going back up to our normal weather in the 70's and we are even suppose to hit 80 on Sunday. Hope your weather has been not to cold. Hugs, Dru

  2. Annie, those tea cakes sound wonderful and so easy to make! I have a women's ministry party this weekend and I just might try these out. I love your header! I wish I could look out my window and see just such a scene. Not happy with this 80 degree weather here in Florida! Hugs

  3. Hi Annie!

    Copied tour Russian Tea Cake recipe. I have a huge list of cookie recipes from a Christmas Cookie Exchange we did online 8 or so years ago... recipes from all over the world from the people who live there. What kind of nuts do you prefer to use in the recipe... I think pecans, walnuts or almonds would be good. Copied down your Housekeeping meme and will post when I can find time to blog. (((Hugz)))

  4. Hi Annie!

    Oh this recipe sounds so good! Thank you for sharing it with us. I thought I was done baking but I'm so making these today. :) I'm going to go with almonds since I have a freezer full of them. lol I love the meme this week as well. I'm going to do that today. :D Have a lovely Friday and keep warm! It's freezing here as well and more snow tomorrow. Have a great weekend! Hugs


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