Mexican Wedding Cakes (Russian Tea Cakes, Snowballs)

These delightful treats are a snap to make and disappear quickly.  I modified this recipe by omitting nuts (experimenting with allergy free snacks for Butterfly's preschool).  Also, used 3/4 tsp of Vanilla and 1/4 tsp Almond Extract.  Rolled the balls in powdered sugar when they were still warm from oven and rolled again once they were cool. 

Butterfly and I made half to keep and half to give to our friendly credit union banker.  They'd be awesome served at a shower, wedding, birthday or holiday party.  My husband thought they were just perfect with coffee!


  1. curious... is almond extract fine for nut allergies?

  2. great question. If the almond extract is pure I'd stay away even though some aren't even made from almonds but other fruits.