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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Mexican Wedding Cookies OR Russian Teacakes

This is our families favourite cookie, my husband just pops them into his mouth one after another.
When I was in high school while working in the summer time in a dept. store one of the Ladies brought this cookie in that I absolutely loved. I had never tasted one like it before. I asked for her recipe and she gave me an index card and said 'you write and I'll tell you the ingredients and method". She said that they are called 'Mexican Wedding Cakes'. Now sometimes they are named Russian Teacakes, which sounds better for me as my family background is from near around there :-) in that part of the world.

This is still the same index card that I wrote in the 70's that my co-worker recited to me.

I did 2 batches, one with walnuts and one with pecans, and my husband said that he can't tell the difference.

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!!!!!........... love reading your comments. Let us know what cookies are your Family favourites?


  1. These are a favorite of ours for Christmas or anytime! We also know them as Swedish Tea Cakes and snowballs! The cookie by many names! Whatever you call them they are a great cookie and I LOVE your pictures!

  2. Erica, what a great post, recipe, and photographs. You have captured the essence of this cookie...and made me hungry. I must make these before my mother gets here. She will love them.
    Sweet wishes,

  3. These cookies sound so good. The fact that you have the original index card it was written on is so impressive. Anita :)