Our Santa Treats: Russian Tea Cakes made by Jean of Lemons and Anchovies.

Russian Tea Cakes as Santa Treats

Russian Tea Cakes make the best Santa Treats! These crumbly little cookies are covered in powdered sugar – making them look like snow balls!

Our Santa Treats: Russian Tea Cakes made by Jean of Lemons and Anchovies.
Russian Tea Cakes as Santa Treats

My friend Jean’s recipe for Russian Tea Cakes makes the perfect Santa Treats! These crumbly cookies covered in powdered sugar are the sweetest little treat. They even look like they’re covered in snow! I made a cute and simple spot for the Santa treats with these printables that I printed off at home. You will be ready for Santa’s visit in 3, 2, 1!

Holiday Printable to go with your santa treats!

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and as Christmas day fast approaches, I wanted to share one more way to add a special touch to your festivities! Whether you are planning a cookie exchange or a dessert bar or a class party for the young ones, holiday printables designed by Hostess With the Mostess will be a whimsical addition to the table.

A little party flag for our plate of santa treats that says "be jolly" attached to a straw that sits in a cup of milk.

Santa Treats Station

I thought it would be fun to use these holiday printables to help my children prepare for the big man himself. When Santa comes down the chimney, how will he resist a welcoming tray of Russian tea cookies, especially when he’s invited with a big sign for a cold glass of milk? After all, he’ll surely be thirsty on his very busy Christmas Eve night.

Ice Cold Milk Printable ready for our Santa Treats - Russian Tea Cakes!

Russian Tea Cakes

If you’re looking for a Santa-friendly cookie, you’ve got to try these Russian Tea Cakes, from Jean of Lemons and Anchovies. You can bet that the jolly old elf will love these Santa treats! But be sure to make enough for you, too! I can personally tell you that they were popular amongst the non-elves in my house!

Russian Tea Cakes sitting on a blue plate with a little sign indicating that it is Santa Treats!

And for the super adorable Santa Treats Printables, click here to print. Table signs, party flags, banners and treat labels are just some of what you can use to make your parties just a little more jolly!

This holiday season, let loved ones know how much you care. Use your favorite photos to create something personalized and unique for everyone on your list. Make it memorable. Make it meaningful. Make it matter. Go to hp.com/holiday for inspiration and ideas.”

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Russian Tea Cakes

My friend Jean at Lemons and Anchovies shared the best recipe, and I know you’ll love it to! Make sure you have the ingredients below, and then head to her blog (see notes for direct link) to make these lovely cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mexican, russian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 177kcal


  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sifted powdered sugar plus more for rolling cookies
  • 2 cups flour unsifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans


Russian Tea Cakes created by Jean at Lemons and Anchovies. Click the link to get the instructions for this recipe!


Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 287IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Jean

    Printables are a super convenient thing to have for the holidays–even better when they’re free!

    Thanks so much for the link to my Russian Tea Cakes!

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