Russian Teacakes

I had a request for a Russian Teacake recipe from a 1950s Betty Crocker Cookbook. Here's the recipe as it appears in my 1956 edition.

Russian Teacakes

Mix throughly

Sift together and stir in

Chill dough. Roll into 1" balls. Place on ungreased baking sheet (cookies do not spread). Bake until set, but not brown. While still warm, roll in confectioners' sugar. Cool. Roll in sugar again.


Here's an e-mail I received from Kris on adapting these teacakes to a more festive mode.

"I have made these for years, but had misplaced the recipe! Thanks for putting it on the web. As an alternative to powdered sugar, we also like to dip the tops of these into melted, colored white chocolate. (blue and pink for baby showers, pink and green for Christmas, etc.)."

Thanks for your suggestions, Kris.

Here's another e-mail -

We are Croatian, and call these "vanila kifle". We shape them into balls, rolls them into short ropes, then place the ropes in a "U" shape on the baking sheet so they look like horseshoes.

Thanks for the recipe! It's almost like my mother's!


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