Cherry Russian Teacakes

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Cherry Russian Teacakes

How good are these Cherry Russian Teacakes, you ask? This recipe was the winner of Yankee Magazine’s December 2005 Cookie Contest. Delicious!

Yield: 3 dozen, 1 inch cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup confectioner sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped candied cherries (or dried cherries)


Combine softened butter with confectioner sugar and vanilla, mix thoroughly.

Sift together and stir in flour and salt.

Mix in pecans and cherries .

Chill dough at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Roll into 1 inch balls. Place on a ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until set, not brown. while still warm roll in confectioner sugar. cool and roll in sugar again.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes.


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