Thursday, December 18, 2008

THE RUSSIAN TEACAKES


The kitchen table has looked like this for some time now. Tins, waiting to be filled. The most time consuming of them all--the Russian Teacakes are finished. .


Here they are, all rolled and chilled in the very cold garage, waiting to be baked.
The baking part. The first dusting with powdered sugar.

The tin, all lined with waxed paper.
The second dusting with powdered sugar.
And here they are, all filled and ready to go into the cold, cold garage, awaiting delivery to the kids.

The other day I said to Gilmore Girl, "The first tin is filled with Russian Teacakes and the person who gets here first gets it."

There was a long pause on the phone and then she said, "That's not fair! The Brown Dot lives only eight minutes away!"

Today I told Her Excellency of Mousehole that the Russian Teacakes were finished and she said, "Don't count on it!" I fainted dead away.

Recipe here. Be warned, once you taste them and your kids taste them they will become a tradition and they are time consuming...just like children, and just like children, they are worth it.

8 comments:

Michael Skorulski said...

These cakes look and sound delicious. I like your instructional images.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

did you know you have a kid in Georgia named Peach? those look delish!!!!!!!!

Cindy said...

Yummy!! They remind me of a recipe I have called Sandies. I love the powered sugar part.

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Dear Peach,

Hahahahahaahahahahahaha!

Love,
Mom

Colette Amelia said...

They look yummy! I have been thinking about making some cookies that seem a little similar:

Jewish Shortbread

1/2 lb soft butter
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup finely ground nuts
1 tsp vanilla
1 2/3 cups flour
pinch of salt
1/2 cup white sugar
4 tsp cinnamon

Mix first 6 ingredients together, beat well. Shape into crescents and place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 for 15 to 20 min. While still warm coat with sugar and cinnamon.

But they too are really time consuming and I don't think I am as good as mother as you...and since I am losing the battle of the bulge I am thinking that maybe I don't need to make any cookies! Especially since it is supposed to go down to -37 and that is almost the same for you in farenheight!

So I am not walking even though I said I would.

Ina said...

Yummy! They do look delicious! Thank you very much for all your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate them :)

JJ said...

They look really tasty, may have to try the recipe out

still laughing at the dancing and prancing tree idea ;)

Shawn said...

You are truly amazing! I can't even get my house cleaned---and am struggling to get all the shopping done this year...you inspire me!