Recipes and Cooking Desserts & Baking Cookies Shortbread Cookies Russian Tea Cakes Be the first to rate & review! This big-batch recipe makes 48 buttery cookies. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on December 28, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Katlyn Moncada Prep Time: 20 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 48 Yield: 4 dozen Jump to Nutrition Facts Made with ground nuts, flour, and butter, Russian Tea Cakes (aka Mexican wedding cookies or snowball cookies) are an easy, delicious sweet treat to serve during the holidays. These buttery cookies are the perfect addition to your cookie tray or afternoon tea. Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 2/3 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 cups all purpose flour 1 cup walnuts, toasted and finely chopped Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. In a large bowl combine butter, 1/3 cup powdered sugar, vanilla, and salt. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until combined, 2 minutes. Add flour and walnuts. Mix just until combined. Scoop dough into 2 tsp. portions and roll into generous 1-inch balls. Arrange about 1 inch apart on prepared baking sheet. Bake until lightly golden on bottoms, 15 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, place remaining 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar in a shallow bowl. Add cookies to bowl and roll to coat in powdered sugar. Let cookies cool completely, then toss again in powdered sugar. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 82 Calories 5g Fat 8g Carbs 1g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 82.2 % Daily Value * Total Fat 5.3g 7% Saturated Fat 2.6g 13% Cholesterol 10.2mg 3% Sodium 35.9mg 2% Total Carbohydrate 8.1g 3% Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1% Total Sugars 3.8g Protein 0.9g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Vitamin C 0mg 0% Calcium 4.1mg 0% Iron 0.3mg 2% Potassium 16.5mg 0% Fatty acids, total trans 0.2g Vitamin D 0IU Alanine 0g Arginine 0.1g Ash 0.2g Aspartic acid 0.1g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 0mcg Choline, total 2.3mg Copper, Cu 0mg Cystine 0g Energy 344kJ Fluoride, F 0.1mcg Folate, total 11.8mcg Glutamic acid 0.3g Glycine 0g Histidine 0g Isoleucine 0g Leucine 0.1g Lysine 0g Methionine 0g Magnesium, Mg 4.7mg Manganese, Mn 0.1mg Niacin 0.3mg Phosphorus, P 14.3mg Pantothenic acid 0mg Phenylalanine 0g Phytosterols 0mg Proline 0.1g Retinol 31.7mcg Selenium, Se 1.9mcg Serine 0g Starch 0g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 0.1mg Tryptophan 0g Tyrosine 0g Valine 0g Vitamin A, IU 118.6IU Vitamin A, RAE 32.4mcg Vitamin B-12 0mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 0.4mcg Water 1.5g Zinc, Zn 0.1mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.