Gluten Free Classic - Russian Tea Cakes

Snacktivist Russian tea cakes

Every year around the holidays, you can find my son in the kitchen with powdered sugar coated hands, baking these classic, gluten-free Russian Tea Cakes. They're so easy to make but SO delicious to have around.

These sweet treats make the perfect gift or compliment to the dessert table as a gluten-free option. Pair them with a lavender or lemon tea and create a Devine occasion for family, friends or a warm night on your own. 



  • 3/4 cup finely chopped nuts*
  • 1 cup soft butter or margarine or vegan shortening
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/3 cup Snacktivist® Foods AP Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar (reserved for after the cookies have been baked

* A mixture of walnuts and pecans creates a warm, rich flavor. You can get creative with pistachios, hazelnuts and other nuts, too!



    1. In a large food processor, finely chop the nuts to course meal.
    2. Add in remaining ingredients (minus the finishing sugar reserved for later)
    3. Pulse until a smooth dough forms.
    4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets
    5. Bake at 400º for 10-12 minutes.
    6. Roll warm cookies in remaining powdered sugar
    7. Cool on wired rack.
    8. Roll in sugar again after cooling for a sweeter cookie.


    These cookies were created using our all purpose whole grain flour mix. It has a higher percentage of brown, white and sweet rice flours than our other products giving it a lighter color and flavor. Find it, here!


    Warm winter wishes,

    Snacktivist® Foods

    Gluten Free Classic - Russian Tea Cakes
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