The baking part. The first dusting with powdered sugar.
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.