Nani's Cranny

Russian Teacakes or Mexican Wedding Cakes

This is my favorite Christmas cookie recipe. Unfortunately my family is not too crazy about them, so when I make them, I end up eating them all. So I don’t make them too often! They are really an old fashioned cookie that has been around for a long time. Some people call them Russian Teacakes and others call them Mexican Wedding Cakes. They are buttery and good and not too sweet.


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup nuts, finely chopped. I prefer pecans.

Mix the flour, sugar and vanilla thoroughly. Work in the flour, salt and nuts until dough holds together. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Bake @ 400 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until set but not brown. While warm, roll in powdered sugar. Cool.


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