Cherry Russian Teacakes

Jennifer Lawrence’s character in Red Sparrow was beautiful, frosty and hard to get close to.   Russian Tea Cakes are very similar.  If you don’t want to get caught with your hand in the cookie jar, be careful of the confectioners’ sugar.    The dried cherries are a little “American” touch.

AuthorTheGBYCategory, , DifficultyBeginner

Cherry Russian Teacakes

Yields24 Servings
Prep Time1 hr 20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

 1 cup Butter, unsalted
 1 ½ cups Confectioners' Sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 2 ¼ cups Flour
 ¼ tsp Salt
 ¾ cup Pecans, finely chopped
 ½ cup Dried Cherries, chopped

1

Cream the butter, 1/2 cu confectioners' sugar, and vanilla thoroughly. Sift together the flour and salt, add to the butter, and mix. Fold in the nuts and cherries and chill the dough for 1 hour.

2

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

3

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet (they do not spread as they bake). Bake until set but do not brown, about 10 minutes.

4

While still warm but set, roll the cookies in confectioners' sugar. When the cookies are cool roll them in confectioners' sugar again.

Ingredients

 1 cup Butter, unsalted
 1 ½ cups Confectioners' Sugar
 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
 2 ¼ cups Flour
 ¼ tsp Salt
 ¾ cup Pecans, finely chopped
 ½ cup Dried Cherries, chopped

Directions

1

Cream the butter, 1/2 cu confectioners' sugar, and vanilla thoroughly. Sift together the flour and salt, add to the butter, and mix. Fold in the nuts and cherries and chill the dough for 1 hour.

2

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

3

Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet (they do not spread as they bake). Bake until set but do not brown, about 10 minutes.

4

While still warm but set, roll the cookies in confectioners' sugar. When the cookies are cool roll them in confectioners' sugar again.

Cherry Russian Teacakes

(Photography by: Mark Farinholt)

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