Russian Tea Biscuits


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vodka
  • 3/4 cup hazelnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

Combine flour and salt and set aside.

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In a large bowl, cream together butter and confectioners' sugar blending well. Beat in vodka. Gradually blend in flour/salt mixture. Fold in chopped hazelnuts.

Break off dough in walnut sized pieces and roll into balls. On ungreased baking sheets place balls 1-1/2 inches apart. Flatten slightly. Bake for 12-15 minutes until lightly colored. Sprinkle hot cookies with confectioners' sugar. Cool on wire racks.