Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Russian Tea Cookies

I found a recipe for Russian Tea Cookies over at Foodista the other day, and they reminded me of the "snowballs" we'd have around Christmas every year when I was growing up.




















I had everything except the pecans...but I did have sliced almonds, left over from a disastrous chicken recipe that shall not be talked about.

















So, in an effort to block that horrific poultry concoction from my brain, I headed back to the kitchen, bound and determined to make something tasty.

And I did. Thanks, Foodista!

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14 comments:

Cakespy said...

One of my favorite cookies--no matter what you wanna call it (Russian Tea Cake? Mexican Wedding Cake? Snowball? Armenian Sugar Cookie? ALL DELICIOUS!)

Vicki said...

Hi Cakespy! I never like them growing up, I think maybe it's the pecans. But I love the almond version. Next I'm going to try adding lime zest :)

kat said...

Yeah I think we called these Mexican Wedding Balls & we had them every Christmas too

Betts said...

I've been making these every Christmas for years. My SIL threatens not to come to my house if I don't make them. They're her favorite.

Vicki said...

Hi Kat & Betts - I think there's a version of these in almost every culture - I'm glad I found a good recipe for them!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

That looks good! ;)

Vicki said...

WC, I'm ashamed of you :)

Wandering Chopsticks said...

What? *Blinking innocently.* It does look good. :)

mysweetestday said...

i love these because the look like winter and remind me of christmas. thanks for putting me in a happy mood :]

Vicki said...

Hi mysweetestday -
I don't know why I haven't made these since moving to CA - they're a perfect substitute for real snowballs - better, even! Thanks for visiting!

Jimmy Johnstone said...

Man, I made 16 of these suckers and rolled them in granulated sugar because I was out of the icing variety and they were absolutely delicious! Thanks for the great recipe!

Vicki said...

Hey Jimmy -
I'm glad you enjoyed Foodista's recipe :) Thanks for visiting!

bitflipping said...

Thanks, Viki! I always thought those were called snowballs as well. For everyone here at Foodista,

- Colin

Vicki said...

Hey Colin - Thanks for a great recipe!