Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Black" Russian Tea Cakes

I usually make the almond version of these (Mexican wedding cookies/Russian Tea cakes) but wanted to make a chocolate version for my chocoholic husband. They came out melt in your mouth yummy so I really thought you all would enjoy the recipe too!

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • Confectioner's sugar
In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar together until light & fluffy.
Add the egg, milk and vanilla and mix until well combined.
In another bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt & baking soda.
Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Shape cold dough into 1" balls.
Place on ungreased baking sheets about 2" apart.
Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

Remove to wire racks and allow to cool completely.

You can roll the cooled cookies in confectioners sugar, but I like to place them all in a paper bag with the confectioners sugar and shake them to coat. I find they get a better coating that way!

Recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies.
Enjoy with a nice hot cuppa!


Cocoa Powder


  1. These look insanely good! I love that it makes a lot because I bet they are addicting!

  2. They are crazy addicting! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. These look delicious. I love how you put them in that paper bag to coat them with powdered sugar...such a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing...and for your kind words on my blog. I wish you and yours a safe and happy New Year!

  4. Mmm... I know that I would eat wayyy to many of these! One of my favorites!

  5. Thank you all for your lovely comments and for visiting my blog here! :)

  6. Chocolate wedding cakes? Brilliant! And I love the name of your blog.

  7. Christina,
    I wish I have some with a cup of coffee now!

  8. They are so good with coffee! I wish I could be sharing them & a cup with you right now! :D Thank you for visiting!

  9. What a wonderful and creative idea! I think if I made these I would like them more than the original russian tea cakes :)!

  10. Thanks Amy! I'm kinda torn now too!

  11. My other half is hopelessly addicted to chocolate. His birthday is coming up so he really needs some treats! I love the regular Russian tea cookies but something tells me the chocolate makes it way better.


  12. i love Mexican wedding cookies but chocolate wedding cookies? Wow it's like a dream come true
    thanks for sharing Christina, bookmarking it

    have a wonderful day,


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