Handmade holidays: Russian Tea Cakes

Today I made some Russian Tea Cake cookies (also called Mexican Wedding Cookies & Snowballs). There are some cookies that are just quintessentially ‘Christmas Cookies’ and these are it in our house. They are perfect with tea and coffee. yum.

I used this recipe from imagine childhood (thanks to Soule Mama via twitter). I did substitute almond extract for the vanilla though and used a little less sugar.

What do you think are the quintessential Christmas cookies?

3 thoughts on “Handmade holidays: Russian Tea Cakes

  • December 22, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    My mom makes these every Christmas and stores them in the same cookie tin that HER grandmother used for her Russian tea balls.

  • December 22, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    We’re not much of a cookie family, but Christmas without a Tres Leches cake is unthinkable.

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