Recipe by Lisa6
"I wanted something a little different from the standard Russian tea cakes recipe, and I came up with this. These are easy to make yet elegant. I prefer them with unsalted butter, but some people like the salted butter better."
Hmm. None of these ingredients are on sale today.
Show ingredients on sale
Sort stores by
Save money at local stores when ingredients are on sale!
Watch video tips and tricks
unsalted butter, softened
confectioners' sugar, or as needed
I cut the recipe in half and I got exactly 18 cookies. It was spot on. I didn't have unsalted butter so I used salted and it was great anyways. I will make these again and try with unsalted to see which way I prefer them. These are buttery, crumbly, not too sweet, easy to make, beautiful to look at... a winner!
These turned out really well and were easy to make. The poppy seeds add a lovely crunch. I rolled some of mine in poppy seeds rather than the sugar just to try it out and they were also nice, not as sweet. Quite a dense tea cake perfect with a cup of tea. Husband loves them, will make again. Thanks for the recipe.
I must have made my first batch of cookies too big; they took about 14 minutes to cook, and I ended up with only 2 dozen cookies. That's OK; they were delicious, and friends asked for the recipe.
Very simple to make. All the ingredients were in my kitchen for a change. This was a hit at my house and an added cookie to my christmas cookie trays.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Poppy Seed Tea Cakes
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 101
Recipes for baked ham, deviled eggs, and oh-so-cute treats.
The best ways to enjoy what’s in season right now.
Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $9.99!
See how to make a sweet poppy-seed bread with almond and orange flavors.
See how to make traditional Russian tea cakes rolled in confectioner's sugar.
These traditional airy cookie-cakes are light and lovely.